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18 celebrities and public figures we've lost to cancer

February 4 th is World Cancer Day and Metro has produced a gallery in the memory of the famous men and women who lost their lives to cancer. Among the many lost are politicians, actors and musicians from Jacqueline Kennedy to Bob Marley.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
July 28, 1929 -May 19, 1994
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Ted Kennedy
February 22, 1932 -August 25, 2009
Brain cancer

Farrah Fawcett
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February 2, 1947​ -June 25, 2009​
​Anal cancer

Roger Ebert
June 18, 1942​ -April 4, 2013​
Thyroid cancer

Eartha Kitt​
January 17, 1927​ -December 25, 2008​
Colon cancer

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Bob Marley
6 February 1945 -11 May 1981
Skin cancer

Patrick Swayze​
August 18, 1952 -September 14, 2009
Pancreatic cancer ​

Frank Sinatra
December 12, 1915​ -May 14, 1998​
Bladder Cancer

Humphrey Bogart​
December 25, 1899​ - ​ January 14, 1957​
Esophageal cancer​

John Wayne​
May 26, 1907 -June 11, 1979
Stomach cancer​

Walt Disney
December 5, 1901​ -December 15, 1966​
Lung Cancer

Andy Whitfield​
October 17, 1971 - September 11, 2011
​Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Steve Jobs
February 24, 1955 -October 5, 2011
Pancreatic cancer

​​Sammy Davis Jr
December 8, 1925 -May 16, 1990
Throat cancer

Babe Ruth
February 6, 1895​ -August 16, 1948
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma​

Paul Newman
January 26, 1925​ -September 26, 2008​
Lung cancer

Peter Jennings
July 29, 1938 -August 7, 2005
Lung cancer

​Bea Arthur
May 13, 1922 -April 25, 2009
Cancer (unspecified)​





 
 
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