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Famous People Who Died of Surgical Complications

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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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Terrence Stephen McQueen (March 24, 1930 – November 7, 1980) was an American actor. McQueen was nicknamed "The King of Cool", and his antihero persona developed at the height of the counterculture of the 1960s made him a top box-office draw during the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles. His other popular films include The Cincinnati Kid, Love With the Proper Stranger, 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 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. 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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Jack Roy (born Jacob Rodney Cohen, November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004), popularly known by the stage name Rodney Dangerfield, was an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice artist, producer, screenwriter, musician and author. He was known for his self-deprecating one-liners humor, his catchphrase "I get no respect!" and his monologues on that theme. He began his career working as a stand-up comic in the Borscht Belt resorts of the Catskill Mountains northwest of New York City. His act grew in notoriety as he became a mainstay on late-night talk shows throughout the 1960s and 1970s, eventually developing into a headlining act on the Las Vegas casino circuit. He appeared in a few bit parts ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. 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. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. 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 (born Myrna Adele Williams; August 2, 1905 – December 14, 1993) 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 (1934).Born in Helena, Montana, Loy was raised in rural Radersburg throughout her early childhood, before relocating to Los Angeles with her mother in her early adolescence. There, she began studying dance, and trained extensively throughout her high school education. She ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 88 (1905-1993)

Birthplace: USA, Helena, Montana

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