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Famous People Who Died of Throat Cancer

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

Humphrey Bogart and Ulysses S. Grant are included in this list of famous throat cancer victims. 

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

These notable throat cancer deaths include modern and past famous men and women, from politicians to religious leaders to writers. Everyone on this list has has throat cancer as a cause of death somewhere in their public records, even if it was just one contributing factor for their death. 

  • Jean Genet (French: [ʒɑ̃ ʒənɛ]; (1910-12-19)19 December 1910 – (1986-04-15)15 April 1986) was a French novelist, playwright, poet, essayist, and political activist. Early in his life he was a vagabond and petty criminal, but he later took to writing. His major works include the novels The Thief's Journal and Our Lady of the Flowers, and the plays The Balcony, The Maids and The Screens....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1910-1986)
    • Birthplace: Paris, France
    • Gender: Male

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    Marguerite Donnadieu, known as Marguerite Duras (French: [maʁ.ɡə.ʁit dy.ʁas]; 4 April 1914 – 3 March 1996), was a French novelist, playwright, screenwriter, essayist, and experimental filmmaker. Her script for the film Hiroshima mon amour (1959) earned her a nomination for Best Original Screenplay at the Academy Awards. Born in French Indochina, to two teachers (immigrants from France), growing up in Indochina. She was sent to France before World War II (to continue her education), and experienced that war as a young woman in occupied France. ...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1914-1996)
    • Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    • Gender: Female
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    Edward Vincent Sullivan (September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974) was an American television personality, sports and entertainment reporter, and syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News and the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate. He is principally remembered as the creator and host of the television variety program The Toast of the Town, later popularly—and, eventually, officially—renamed The Ed Sullivan Show. Broadcast for 23 years from 1948 to 1971, it set a record as the longest-running variety show in US broadcast history. "It was, by almost any measure, the last great TV show," said television critic David Hinckley. "It's one of our fondest, dearest pop culture...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 73 (1901-1974)
    • Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Gender: Male

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  • Edward George Sherrin (18 February 1931 – 1 October 2007) was an English broadcaster, author and stage director. He qualified as a barrister and then worked in independent television before joining the BBC. He appeared in a variety of radio and television satirical shows and theatre shows, some of which he also directed....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 76 (1931-2007)
    • Birthplace: Low Ham, United Kingdom
    • Gender: Male