Famous people who had tuberculosis

Ringo Starr -
The Beatles' drummer spent two years recovering from TB in a hospital when he was 12.

Eleanor Roosevelt -
The activist and former First Lady of the United States died in 1962 due to a number of health complications, including tuberculosis.

Cat Stevens -
The British singer-songwriter contracted tuberculosis in 1969 and spent three months in hospital recovering from it.

Carlos Santana -
The iconic guitarist was hospitalized after being diagnosed with TB in 1967. Santana was 19 years old.

Vivien Leigh -
The 'Gone with the Wind' (1939) actress was diagnosed with the disease in 1944, but didn't die from it until 1967, at the age of 53.

Desmond Tutu -
The South African bishop and Nobel Peace Prize laureate had TB when he was a teenager.

Emily Brontë -
It is believed that the famous English novelist and poet died of tuberculosis in 1848.

James Monroe -
The Founding Father who served as the fifth President of the United States died from TB and heart failure in 1831.

Anton Chekhov -
The famous author died of tuberculosis in 1904, after struggling with the disease for several years.

Tom Jones -
The famous Welsh singer contracted tuberculosis when he was 12. He was in quarantine for two years.

Tina Turner -
The singer contracted tuberculosis in the late 1970s. Reportedly, a homeopathic doctor cured her at the time.

D. H. Lawrence -
The English writer died of tuberculosis on March 2, 1930, in Vence, France.

Erwin Schrödinger -
The Austrian-Irish physicist had several bouts of TB in the 1920s, until he eventually died from it in 1961, at the age of 73.

John C. Calhoun -
The American politician died of tuberculosis in 1850. Calhoun was 68.

Molière -
The French playwright was yet another famous fatal victim of tuberculosis. He died from it in 1673, aged 51.

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