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Famous People Who Died of Testicular Cancer

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List of famous people who died of testicular cancer, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of celebrities who died from testicular cancer 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 testicular cancer, including actors, musicians and athletes.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different people, including Pete Postlethwaite and Brian Piccolo.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities have died from testicular cancer?" and "Which famous people died due to testicular cancer?"

These notable testicular cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has testicular cancer as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 
  • Peter William Postlethwaite, OBE (; 7 February 1946 – 2 January 2011) was an English character actor, who appeared in Dragonheart (1996), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Brassed Off (1996), Amistad (1997), The Constant Gardener (2005), Clash of the Titans (2010), and Inception (2010). After minor television appearances, including in The Professionals, his first major success arose through the British autobiographical film Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988). He had a transatlantic breakthrough when he portrayed David in Alien 3 (1992), and his international reputation was further solidified when he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for In the Name of the Father (1993)....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 65 (1946-2011)
    • Birthplace: Warrington, England, UK
    • Gender: Male
    • Alternative Name: Pete Postlethwaite

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  • Frederick Richard Dimbleby, CBE (25 May 1913 – 22 December 1965) was an English journalist and broadcaster, who became the BBC's first war correspondent, and then its leading TV news commentator. As host of the long-running current affairs programme Panorama, he pioneered a popular style of interviewing that was respectful but searching. At formal public events, he could combine gravitas with creative insights based on extensive research. He was also able to maintain interest throughout the all-night election specials. The annual Richard Dimbleby Lecture was founded in his memory....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 52 (1913-1965)
    • Birthplace: Richmond, London, London, United Kingdom
    • Gender: Male
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    • Age: Dec. at 43 (1963-2006)
    • Birthplace: Riverside, California, United States of America
    • Gender: Male
  • Gunnar Axel Arvid Nilsson (20 November 1948 – 20 October 1978) was a Swedish racing driver. Before entering Formula One, he won the 1975 British Formula 3 Championship. Nilsson entered 32 Formula One Grand Prix races, qualifying for all of them. He won the 1977 Belgian Grand Prix at Zolder while driving for Team Lotus. After losing his Lotus seat, he signed for Arrows for 1978, but was later diagnosed with testicular cancer which meant he could not drive the car. However, he did compete in three International Race of Champions (IROC) races in 1977. He had two sixth-place finishes and a fifth-place finish.As soon as the cancer was determined to be terminal, he created the Gunnar Nilsson...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 30 (1948-1978)
    • Birthplace: Helsingborg, Sweden
    • Gender: Male