Famous people who died of lung cancer

Joe DiMaggio -
The American baseball legend who played for the New York Yankees died of lung cancer on March 8, 1999, aged 84.

Walt Disney - The iconic animator, entrepreneur, and film producer, died of "circulatory collapse" caused by lung cancer on December 15, 1966. He was 65.

Donna Summer -
The Queen of Disco died of lung cancer on May 17, 2012. Donna Summer was 63. 

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Duke Ellington -
Th iconic jazz pianist, composer, and band leader, died of lung cancer and pneumonia on May 24, 1974, at the age of 75. 

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George Harrison -
The lead guitarist of The Beatles passed away on November 29, 2001 following a battle with lung cancer. The "quiet Beatle" was 58.

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Cantinflas - Mexican comedian and actor Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno Reyes, best known as Cantinflas, died of lung cancer on April 20, 1993. He was 81. 

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Pat Nixon -
The wife of Richard Nixon and former First Lady of the United States, died of lung cancer on June 22, 1993, aged 81.

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Jesse Owens -
The American track and field athlete Olympic gold medalist died of lung cancer on March 31, 1980. The Olympic gold medalist was 66. 

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John Updike -
The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer lost his battle with lung cancer on January 27, 2009. John Updike was 76.

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Andy Kaufman -
The American entertainer died of large-cell lung carcinoma (a rare type of lung cancer) on May 16, 1984, at the age of 35.

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Vincent Price -
The American actor, best known for his performances in horror films, died of lung cancer on October 25, 1993. Price was 82.

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Robert Mitchum -
The award-winning actor died  from complications of lung cancer and emphysema on July 1, 1997, at the age of 79.

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Gary Cooper -
The Academy Award-winning actor died after his prostate cancer spread to the colon, bones, and lungs. Cooper left us on May 13, 1961, at 60.

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Buster Keaton -
The silent film star died of lung cancer on February 1, 1966, aged 70.

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Chad Everett -
The actor lost his battle with lung cancer on July 24, 2012, at the age of 75.

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