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List of famous people who died of surgical complications, including photos, birthdates, professions, and other information. These celebrities who died during surgery or post-surgery are listed alphabetically and include the famous surgical complications victims’ hometown and biographical info about them when available. This list includes Ben Komproe, Myrna Loy and more people. These notable deaths that occurred during and after surgery include modern and long-gone famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has surgical complications as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (145 People)
Steve McQueen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Surgical Complications
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Terence Steven "Steve" McQueen was an American actor. Called "The King of Cool", his "anti-hero" persona, developed at the height of the Vietnam War-era counterculture, made him a top box-office draw of the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles. His other popular films include The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, The Getaway, and Papillon, as well as the all-star ensemble films The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, and The Towering Inferno. In 1974, he became the highest-paid movie star in the world, although he did not act in films again for four years. McQueen was combative with directors and producers, but his popularity placed him ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 50 (1930-1980)

Birthplace: Beech Grove, Indiana, United States of America

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Rodney Dangerfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Surgical Complications
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Rodney Dangerfield was an American comedian and actor, known for the catchphrase "I don't get no respect!" and his monologues on that theme. He is also remembered for his 1980s film roles, especially in Easy Money, Caddyshack, and Back to School. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 83 (1921-2004)

Birthplace: Deer Park, New York, United States of America

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Andy Warhol is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Surgical Complications
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Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art. His works explore the relationship between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertisement that flourished by the 1960s. After a successful career as a commercial illustrator, Warhol became a renowned and sometimes controversial artist. The Andy Warhol Museum in his native city, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, holds an extensive permanent collection of art and archives. It is the largest museum in the United States dedicated to a single artist. Warhol's art used many types of media, including hand drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture, film, and music. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 59 (1928-1987)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Myrna Loy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Surgical Complications
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Myrna Loy was an American film, television and stage actress. Trained as a dancer, Loy devoted herself fully to an acting career following a few minor roles in silent films. She was originally typecast in exotic roles, often as a vamp or a woman of Asian descent, but her career prospects improved greatly following her portrayal of Nora Charles in The Thin Man. Although Loy was never nominated for a competitive Academy Award, in March 1991 she was presented with an Honorary Academy Award with the inscription "In recognition of her extraordinary qualities both on screen and off, with appreciation for a lifetime's worth of indelible performances". In 2014, Maureen O'Hara joined Loy in being the ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 88 (1905-1993)

Birthplace: Helena, Montana, United States of America

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