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List of famous people who died of systemic lupus erythematosus, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from systemic lupus erythematosus includes information like the victim's hometown and other biographical information when available. Unfortunately many famous people's lives have been cut short because of systemic lupus erythematosus, including actors, musicians and athletes.

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This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from systemic lupus erythematosus?" and "Which famous people died due to systemic lupus erythematosus?"

These notable systemic lupus erythematosus deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has systemic lupus erythematosus as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. (10 items)
Ferdinand Marcos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Who Died of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
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Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos was a Filipino lawyer and politician who served as President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986. In the earlier part of his presidency, he was known for his leadership that saw high economic growth in the country. However in 1972, he placed the entire country under Martial Law due to rising fears of the Communist Insurgency. He ruled the Philippines for 21 years, making him the longest serving President of the Philippines. Public outrage led to the snap elections of 1986 and to the People Power Revolution in February 1986, which removed him from power. Prior to the presidency, he served as a member of the Philippine House of Representatives from 1949 to ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 72 (1917-1989)

Birthplace: Sarrat, Philippines

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Flannery O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Who Died of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
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Mary Flannery O'Connor was an American writer and essayist. An important voice in American literature, she wrote two novels and 32 short stories, as well as a number of reviews and commentaries. She was a Southern writer who often wrote in a Southern Gothic style and relied heavily on regional settings and grotesque characters. Her writing also reflected her own Roman Catholic faith, and frequently examined questions of morality and ethics. O'Connor's Complete Stories won the 1972 U.S. National Book Award for Fiction and was named the "Best of the National Book Awards" by internet visitors in 2009. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 39 (1925-1964)

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States of America

Also Ranked

#26 on The Greatest American Writers of All Time

#21 on The Best Female Authors of All Time

#76 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#60 on The All-Time Greatest Horror Writers

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Charles Kuralt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Who Died of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
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Charles Kuralt was an American journalist. He was most widely known for his long career with CBS, first for his "On the Road" segments on The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite, and later as the first anchor of CBS News Sunday Morning, a position he held for fifteen years. Kuralt's "On the Road" segments were recognized twice with personal Peabody Awards. The first, awarded in 1968, cited those segments as heartwarming and "nostalgic vignettes"; in 1975, the award was for his work as a U.S. "bicentennial historian"; his work "capture[d] the individuality of the people, the dynamic growth inherent in the area, and ...the rich heritage of this great nation." He shared in a third Peabody ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 63 (1934-1997)

Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

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J Dilla is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Who Died of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
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James Dewitt Yancey, better known by the stage names J Dilla and Jay Dee, was an American record producer and rapper who emerged from the mid-1990s underground hip hop scene in Detroit, Michigan. According to, he "was one of the music industry's most influential hip-hop artists", working with big-name acts including A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, Erykah Badu, MF DOOM, Poe, The Roots, The Pharcyde and Common. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 32 (1974-2006)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Also Ranked

#82 on The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 40

#16 on The Best Underground Rappers

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