Celebrities are much loved for their roles, personal lives and achievements. People go crazy over their celeb idols and celeb crushes. So much so that once a celebrity has an accident or dies, the entire world seems to go into mourning. Over time across USA, we have lost a number of celebrities to cancer. These Celebes lived famous lives, achieved a lot under their belt but fell prey to cancer. Take a look at these celebrity deaths from cancer that the world cannot forget even now.
1. Farrah Fawcett
Mary Farrah Leni Fawcett was very famous and dabbled in acting as well as art. She had won the Emmy Award four times and was a nominee for the Golden Globe over six times. Still famous for her role as Jill Munroe and for making a splash with a red swimsuit on a poster, this actress succumbed to cancer at the age of 62 in the years 2009.
2. Dennis Lee Hopper
A noted artist, filmmaker and actor, Hopper died due to cancer in the year 2010. He became a big name over the 60s all over Hollywood and is famous for starring in Blue Velvet and Speed.
3. Bob Marley
Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley Om – his name needs no further elaboration. A noted Jamaican reggae singer cum songwriter, this extremely famous musician, died very young at the age of 36 due to cancer.
4. Patrick Swayze
Much loved and best known for his awesome roles in flicks Dirty Dancing and Ghost, Swayze fought a tough battle with cancer of the pancreas. The cancer treatment program Swayze was part of, was being used as an experimental drug. The same drug was only part of clinical trials but Swayze allowed its use. Surprisingly, he kept on smoking all through his treatment course. Doctors believe that it was incredible that the actor lived for about two years after diagnosis of the disease.
5. Paul Newman
This famous actor was diagnosed with cancer and when media images appeared of a weak looking Newman, the world could not believe it initially. He never gave a public byte about the disease or any cancer treatment. He had been diagnosed with lung cancer and died at his farmhouse in the month of September in 2008.
6. Peter Jennings
The iconic broadcaster of ABC, Peter Jennings was diagnosed with cancer and he died in the year 2005. He had announced to the world that he had been detected with the disease. He even promised that despite being on chemotherapy, he would continue broadcasting on ABC. However, this could never happen. His cancer was detected at an advanced stage. It is to be noted that Jennings had been a long-term smoker, since the age of 13 years.
7. Ted Kennedy
In the year 2008, the world was shocked to know that Senator Kennedy was hospitalized for a seizure. Later it had been revealed that what was thought to be a stroke was actually caused due to brain tumor. He battled cancer of the brain for a year and was on radiation treatments plus chemotherapy.
Cancer is a deadly disease and medical experts all over the world are trying hard to diagnose effective management and cure for the same. The road is still fuzzy and there is no sight of a perfect treatment yet. However, all we can do now is to pay a tribute to all these celebrities who succumbed to cancer. May their souls rest in peace. A silent prayer for their families goes in here as well.
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