Famous People who Died of Kidney Disease

Famous Kidney Disease Victims

List of Deaths from Kidney Disease

  • 1814-07-18 Matthew Flinders, English explorer, navigator and cartographer who was 1st to circumnavigate Australia, dies from kidney disease at 40
  • 1880-12-22 George Eliot [Mary Ann Evans], British novelist (Adam Bede; Middlemarch; Silas Marner), dies of kidney disease on her 61st birthday
  • 1894-11-01 Alexander III, Russian Tsar (1881-94), dies if terminal kidney disease at 49
  • 1970-07-31 Booker Ervin [Booker Telleferro Ervin II], American saxophonist (Charles Mingus), dies of kidney disease at 39
  • 1980-05-30 Carl Radle, American bass guitarist (Derek and the Dominoes), dies of a kidney infection at 37
  • 1985-09-15 (Charles) "Cootie" Williams, American jazz, jump-blues, and R&B trumpeter (Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1929-40 & 1962-74), dies of kidney problems at 74
  • 1989-06-09 Rashid Behbudov, Azerbaijani singer and actor, dies of kidney disease at 73
  • 1989-09-28 Ferdinand Marcos, 10th President of the Philippines (1965-86), dictator and kleptocrat, dies in Honolulu of heart, lung and kidney disease at 72
  • 1990-06-02 Walter Davis Jr., American hard bop pianist (Davis Cup, Illumination), dies of liver and kidney disease at 57
  • 1990-07-17 Bernard Cowan, TV announcer, dies of kidney disease at 68
  • 1995-05-02 Michael Hordern, British actor (Watership Down, The Spy Who Came In From The Cold), dies from kidney disease at 83
  • 1998-04-23 James Earl Ray, American assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., dies while still under detention of complications related to kidney disease and liver failure caused by hepatitis C at 70
  • 2000-01-20 (John) Don Abney, American session and touring jazz pianist, and musical director, dies of kidney disease at 76
  • 2000-07-01 Michael "Cub" Koda, American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Brownsville Station - "Smokin' In The Boys Room'), dies of kidney disease at 50M
  • 2004-01-29 Otto Wilhelm Fischer, Austrian actor (Helden, Ich suche dich), dies of kidney disease at 88
  • 2004-04-01 Paul Atkinson, British rock guitarist and record company executive (The Zombies - "She's Not There"; "Time Of The Season"), dies of liver and kidney disease at 58
  • 2005-02-20 Sandra Dee [Alexandra Zuck], American actress (Gidget, Imitation of Life), dies of kidney disease complication at 62
  • 2005-04-13 Johnnie Johnson, American blues & jazz piano player (Chuck Berry's band), dies of kidney problems and pneumonia at 80
  • 2005-04-15 John Fred [Gourrier], American pop singer (John Fred and His Playboy Band - "Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)"), dies from kidney disease at 63
  • 2007-09-15 Gordon "Specs" Powell, American jazz and studio drummer and percussionist (Red Norvo; Teddy Wilson; CBS Orchestra, 1943-72), dies of kidney disease at 85
  • 2012-07-18 Rajesh Khanna, Indian Bollywood actor officially titled "The First Superstar of Indian cinema", dies of kidney problems at 69
  • 2015-01-18 Dallas Taylor, American session drummer (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Clear Light), dies of complications from pneumonia and kidney disease at 66
  • 2015-11-18 Jonah Lomu, New Zealand rugby union winger (youngest ever All Black, 63 internationals), dies of a heart attack linked to kidney disease at 40
  • 2017-05-18 Frankie Paul [Paul Blake], Jamaican reggae musician, dies of kidney disease at 51
  • 2018-08-16 Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Indian politician, 10th Prime Minister of India (1996, 1998-2004), dies of a kidney infection at 93
  • 2018-11-02 Roy Hargrove, American trumpeter, dies of kidney disease at 49
  • 2019-05-20 Niki Lauda, Austrian auto racer (F1 world champ 1975, 77, 84), dies of kidney problems at 70
  • 2019-12-12 Vaughan Johnson, American NFL linebacker (Pro Bowl 1989-92; New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles), dies of kidney disease at 57
  • 2020-02-15 Tony Fernández, Dominican baseball shortstop (MLB All-Star 1986, 87, 89, 92, 99; World Series 1993; Gold Glove Award 1986–89; Toronto Blue Jays), dies of polycystic kidney disease at 57
  • 2020-04-01 Ed Farmer, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star 1980; Chicago WS) and radio broadcaster (Chicago White Sox, 1991-2005), dies of kidney disease at 70
  • 2020-05-14 Bob Watson, American baseball utility (MLB All Star 1973, 75; Houston Astros) and sports executive (GM NY Yankees, World Series 1996), dies from kidney disease at 74
  • 2021-01-18 James Frederick "Jimmie" Rodgers, American pop singer and guitarist ("Honey Comb" ; “Oh-Oh, I’m Falling In Love Again”), dies of kidney disease at 87
  • 2022-03-10 Jürgen Grabowski, German soccer midfielder/forward (44 caps West Germany; Eintracht Frankfurt 441 games), dies from kidney disease at 77
  • 2022-07-04 Hank Goldberg, American sports broadcaster (radio colour commentator Miami Dolphins 1978-92; ESPN2, ESPN Radio), dies from chronic kidney disease at 82
  • 2022-10-19 Omar Borrás, Uruguayan soccer manager (Uruguay 1977, 82-87; Saudi Arabia), dies from kidney problems at 93