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Lung Cancer

  • Desi Arnaz, actor.
  • Lucille Ball, actress, lung cancer and emphysema.
  • Sorrell Booke, actor, Boss Hogg.
  • Yul Brynner, actor.
  • Anthony Burgess, author, A Clockwork Orange.
  • Herb Caen, San Francisco columnist.
  • Lon Chaney, actor, lung and throat cancer.
  • Scatman Crothers, singer.
  • Nat King Cole, musician.
  • Joe DiMaggio, baseball player, husband of Marilyn Monroe.
  • Everett Dirkson, U.S. Senator.
  • Walt Disney.
  • Morton Downey, Jr., pundit.
  • Duke Ellington, musician.
  • Stephen Jay Gould, scientist, lung cancer, but also suffered from mesothelioma.
  • Betty Grable, actress.
  • Glenn Hughes, leather enthusiast, Village People.
  • Andy Kaufman, actor.
  • Buster Keaton, actor.
  • Meyer Lansky, Jewish mobster.
  • Gypsy Rose Lee, stripper.
  • Larry Linville, played Frank Burns on MASH.
  • Dean Martin, Brat Pack, emphysema and lung cancer, testicular cancer.
  • Zeppo Marx, Marx Brother.
  • Roddy McDowell, lung cancer, also had prostate cancer.
  • Wayne McLaren, Marlboro Man. Oh, the irony.
  • Robert Mitchum, actor, emphysema and lung cancer.
  • Claude Monet, impressionist painter.
  • Edward R. Murrow, journalist.
  • George Peppard, The A Team.
  • Denver Pyle, actor.
  • Eddie Rabbitt, musician.
  • Jason Robards, actor; metastasized lung cancer at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, CT.
  • Jack Ruby, assassin, claimed he was injected with cancer cells.


15 Aug 1974 Businessman and former OSS agent Clay Shaw, a figure in the John F. Kennedy assassination investigation, dies of lung cancer at his home in New Orleans LA.
7 Nov 1980 Actor Steve McQueen dies from mesothelioma, a lung cancer related to asbestos exposure, after trying a quickie cure in Juarez Mexico. He had a massive tumor in his right lung.
25 Oct 1993 Actor and master of the macabre, Vincent Price dies of lung cancer and Parkinson's disease, Los Angeles, CA.
10 Feb 2000 Actor and professional annoyant Jim Varney dies of lung cancer at his home in White House, TN. Varney was a longtime heavy smoker.
18 Oct 2002 Actor Kam Fong, played Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii Five-O, died of lung cancer, Hawaii. During World War II, two US bombers crashed into his house, killing 12 including his wife Esther and their two children.
7 Sep 2003 Musician (known for Werewolves of London) Warren Zevon dies from mesothelioma, a lung cancer related to asbestos exposure, at his apartment in West Hollywood, CA.

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