Famous People who Died of Liver Cancer

Famous Liver Cancer Victims

List of Deaths from Liver Cancer

  • 1699-04-21 Jean Racine, French dramatist (Phèdre, Athalie), dies of liver cancer at 59
  • 1925-03-12 Sun Yat-sen, Chinese revolutionary and father of modern China, dies of liver cancer at 58
  • 1937-12-20 Erich Ludendorff, German general during World War I, dies of liver cancer at 72
  • 1950-01-02 Emil Jannings, German actor (Faust, The Blue Angel, The Way of All Flesh), dies of liver cancer at 65
  • 1967-07-17 John Coltrane, American jazz saxophonist & composer ("Blue Train"; "My Favorite Things"; "A Love Supreme"), dies of liver cancer at 40
  • 1970-04-24 Otis Spann, American blues pianist and singer (The Blues Never Die!), dies of liver cancer at 40 [or perhaps, 46; birth date disputed]
  • 1977-01-14 Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1955-57) and Foreign Secretary, dies of liver cancer at 79
  • 1979-06-02 Jim Hutton, actor (Ellery Queen), dies of liver cancer at 45
  • 1982-04-21 Joe Sawyer [Sauers], Canadian actor (Adventures of Rin Tin Tin - "Sgt. Biff O'Hara"), dies of liver cancer at 75
  • 1982-07-29 Harold Sakata [Toshiyuki], American actor (Gold Finger, Dimension 5), dies of liver cancer at 62
  • 1984-02-17 Lucille Benson, American actress (Halloween II, 1941, Bosom Buddies), dies of liver cancer at 69
  • 1984-08-25 Truman Capote, American author (Breakfast At Tiffany's; In Cold Blood), dies of liver cancer at 59
  • 1985-02-07 Matt Monro [Terence Parsons], English pop singer ("Softly As I Leave You"), dies from liver cancer at 54
  • 1989-02-27 Joseph "Joe" Silver, American actor (Lenny, Mr I Magination), dies of liver cancer at 66
  • 1989-10-20 Anthony Quayle, British actor (Anne of 1000 Days, Lawrence of Arabia), dies from liver cancer at 76
  • 1990-01-18 Melanie Appleby, English singer (Mel & Kim), dies of liver cancer at 23
  • 1991-06-06 Stan Getz [Stanley Gayetski], American big band, bebop, cool jazz, and bossa nova tenor saxophonist (Woody Herman; Getz/Gilberto), dies of liver cancer at 64
  • 1991-08-05 Soichiro Hondo, Japanese CEO & founder of Honda, dies of liver cancer at 84
  • 1992-03-04 Mary Osborne, American jazz guitarist, dies of liver cancer at 70
  • 1992-04-11 Eve Merriam [Moskovitz], American writer and poet (Inner City Mother Goose), dies of liver cancer at 75
  • 1993-02-19 Gerhard Gesell, judge (Pentagon Papers), dies of liver cancer at 82
  • 1993-02-24 Bobby Moore, English football defender (108 caps; captain World Cup 1966; West Ham United), dies of bowel & liver cancer at 51
  • 1993-04-29 Mick Ronson, English rock guitarist (David Bowie's Spiders From Mars), and producer (Mott the Hoople; Lou Reed), dies of liver cancer at 46
  • 1993-09-12 Raymond Burr, Canadian-American actor (Perry Mason, Ironsides, Godzilla), dies of liver cancer at 76
  • 1994-05-23 Joe Pass [Passalaqua], American jazz guitarist ("The Trio" with Oscar Peterson; Ella Fitzgerald) and composer, dies from liver cancer at 65
  • 1995-02-01 Michael Cesar, American man & self-proclaimed 'Pope of Pot', dies of liver cancer at 52
  • 1995-02-12 Earring George Mayweather, American blues harmonica player, dies of liver cancer at 66
  • 1995-03-20 John Minton [Big John Studd], American pro wrestler (Royal Rumble 1989), dies from liver cancer and Hodgkin's disease at 47
  • 1995-08-13 Mickey Mantle, American Baseball HOF outfielder (1956 Triple Crown; 20 x MLB All Star; 7 × World Series; 3 × AL MVP; NY Yankees), dies of liver cancer at 63
  • 1995-10-19 Don Cherry, American jazz trumpeter (Ornette Coleman), dies from liver cancer at 58
  • 1996-12-17 Ruby Murray, Irish singer ("Heartbeat"; "Softly, Softly"), dies of liver cancer at 61
  • 1997-04-05 Allen Ginsberg, American beat poet (Howl, The Fall of America) and 1960s counterculture icon, dies of liver cancer via complications of hepatitis at 70
  • 1997-11-14 Eddie Arcaro, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (Triple Crown 1941 Whirlaway, 1948 Citation), dies of liver cancer at 81
  • 1998-04-24 Mel Powell [Epstein], American composer (Duplicates: A Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra - Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1990), dies from liver cancer at 75
  • 1998-09-09 Bill Cratty, American modern dancer and choreographer, dies of liver cancer at 47
  • 1999-04-03 Lionel Bart, English pop and theatrical music composer (Oliver), and writer, dies of liver cancer at 68
  • 2000-08-05 Alec Guinness, British actor (The Ladykillers, The Bridge on the River Kwai), dies of liver cancer at 86
  • 2002-02-19 Sylvia Rivera, American gay liberation and transgender activist and drag queen, dies of liver cancer at 50
  • 2003-08-09 Gregory Hines, American actor and dancer (White Nights; Taps), dies of liver cancer at 57
  • 2003-10-05 Denis Quilley, British actor (Anything Goes, The Lady's Not For Burning, Masada), dies from liver cancer at 75
  • 2004-06-04 Steve Lacy [Lackritz], American jazz soprano saxophonist (Thelonious Monk), dies of liver cancer at 69
  • 2006-09-02 [Jean-Josephat] Clermont Pépin, Canadian pianist and composer (Implosion Symphony), dies of liver cancer at 80
  • 2007-06-02 Kentaro Haneda, Japanese pianist, composer and arranger for film, anime, and video games, dies of liver cancer at 58
  • 2007-07-05 Régine Crespin, French operatic soprano (Metropolitan Opera, 1962-87), dies of liver cancer at 80
  • 2008-07-12 Tony Snow, former speechwriter for Presidents George H. W. Bush and press secretary for George W. Bush, dies of colon and liver cancer at 53
  • 2008-10-05 Ken Ogata [Akinobu Ogata], Japanese actor (Okinawan Boys, Taikōki), dies of liver cancer at 71
  • 2009-10-12 Dickie Peterson American heavy metal bassist (Blue Cheer), dies of liver cancer at 63
  • 2010-05-01 Rob McConnell, Canadian jazz composer, arranger and valve trombonist (The Boss Brass), dies of liver cancer at 75
  • 2010-08-12 Richie Hayward, American drummer (Little Feat), dies of liver cancer at 64
  • 2010-08-13 Esteban "Steve" Jordan, American conjunto, Tejano, rock and jazz accordion player, dies of liver cancer at 71
  • 2011-04-03 Calvin Russell [Kosler], American blues, roots, and rock singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dream Of The Dog), dies of liver cancer at 62
  • 2011-05-07 John Walker [Maus], American rock vocalist (Walker Brothers - "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)"), dies of liver cancer at 67
  • 2011-11-07 Joe Frazier, American boxer (Olympic gold heavyweight 1964; undisputed world heavyweight champion 1970-73), dies of liver cancer at 67
  • 2012-02-13 Freddie Solomon, American football wide receiver, dies from colon and liver cancer at 59
  • 2012-05-20 Robin Gibb, British singer-songwriter (The Bee Gees - "Night Fever"), dies from colon and liver cancer at 62
  • 2012-08-20 Meles Zenawi, Ethiopian politician (President, 1991-95; Prime Minister, 1995-2012), dies from liver cancer at 57
  • 2012-10-17 Sylvia Maria Kristel, Dutch actress, dies from throat and liver cancer at 60
  • 2013-03-30 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher, 1951-63, (New York Yankees, and 3 other teams), 3X All-Star, Cy Young and World Series MVP, 1958, dies from liver cancer at 82
  • 2013-10-09 Mark "Chopper" Read, Australian criminal and crime author (Chopper: From the Inside), dies from liver cancer at 58
  • 2014-01-02 Jay Traynor, American singer (Jay and the Americans), dies of liver cancer at 70
  • 2014-01-18 Dennis Frederiksen, American rock singer, dies from liver cancer at 62
  • 2014-09-29 Dan Goossen, American boxing promoter (Michael Nunn, Terry Norris, James Toney), dies of liver cancer at 64
  • 2015-01-10 Brad Stephen "Taylor" Negron, American actor and writer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Easy Money), dies of liver cancer at 57
  • 2016-09-08 Johan Botha, South African operatic tenor, dies of liver cancer at 51
  • 2017-07-13 Liu Xiaobo, Chinese writer and human rights activist, dies from liver cancer at 61
  • 2017-09-13 Grant Hart, American punk rock drummer and songwriter (Hüsker Dü), dies of liver cancer at 56
  • 2018-03-09 Joaquin Avila, American lawyer and civil rights champion who advocated against voter discrimination, dies from complications of colon and liver cancer at 69
  • 2019-01-27 Peter Magowan, American businessman, MLB owner (SF Giants), dies of liver cancer at 76
  • 2019-02-05 Guy Webster, American celebrity portrait photographer, album cover artist (The Byrds; The Mamas & the Papas; Taj Mahal; Rolling Stones), and educator, dies of liver cancer and diabetes complications at 79
  • 2019-08-29 Randy Romero, American jockey (Breeder's Cup 1987-89; Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame 2010), dies from kidney and liver cancer at 61
  • 2019-10-26 Paul Barrere, American rock guitarist (Little Feat - "Time Loves a Hero"), dies of liver cancer at 71
  • 2020-05-01 Chung Hae-Won, South Korean soccer striker (58 caps; Daewoo Royals), dies from liver cancer at 60
  • 2020-11-20 Ernesto Canto, Mexican race walker (Olympic gold 20k 1984; World C'ship gold 20k 1983), dies from pancreatic and liver cancer at 61
  • 2020-12-27 José Luiz Carbone, Brazilian soccer midfielder (6 caps; São Paulo, Internacional, Botafogo) and coach (Fluminense, Guarani), dies from liver cancer at 74