Famous People who Died of Pancreatic Cancer

Famous Pancreatic Cancer Victims

List of Deaths from Pancreatic Cancer

  • 1941-10-27 Ernest Everett Just, African-American embryologist (physiology of development, fertilization, cell division), dies of pancreatic cancer at 58
  • 1947-09-20 Fiorello La Guardia, American politician and Mayor of New York City (Republican: 1933-45), dies of pancreatic cancer at 64
  • 1957-01-10 Gabriela Mistral [Lucila Godoy Alcayaga], Chilean poet (Nobel Prize for Literature, 1945), educator, and diplomat, dies of pancreatic cancer at 67
  • 1961-11-16 Sam Rayburn, American politician (US Representative from Texas, 1913-61; Speaker of the House for 17 years), dies of pancreatic cancer at 79
  • 1964-12-30 Andrés Soriano, Spanish Filipino industrialist (San Miguel Brewery, Philippine Airlines), dies of pancreatic cancer at 66
  • 1965-01-12 Lorraine Hansberry, American playwright (A Raisin in the Sun), and writer (To Be Young Gifted And Black), dies in NYC, dies of pancreatic cancer at 34
  • 1965-10-27 Edythe Wright, American big band era singer (Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, 1935-39), dies of pancreatic cancer at 51
  • 1967-04-17 Henry "Red" Allen, American jazz trumpeter, dies of pancreatic cancer at 59
  • 1973-09-26 Anna Magnani, Italian actress (The Rose Tattoo; Miracle; Wild is the Wind), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 1974-12-26 Jack Benny [Benjamin Kubelski], American comedian (The Jack Benny Program), dies of pancreatic cancer at 80
  • 1975-09-18 Pamela Brown, British actress (Cleopatra, I Know Where I'm Going!, Beckett), dies from pancreatic cancer at 58
  • 1976-02-13 Alice "Lily" Pons, French-American coloratura soprano opera singer (Metropolitan Opera, 1931-60) and actress (That Girl From Paris), dies of pancreatic cancer at 77
  • 1977-06-16 Wernher von Braun, German-American rocket scientist (Germany - V1 and V2, US -Saturn V, NASA), and Disney space consultant, dies of pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 1978-11-15 Margaret Mead, American anthropologist (Coming of Age in Samoa, Thoughts & Female), dies of pancreatic cancer at 76
  • 1980-01-17 Barbara Britton [Brantingham], American actress (Captain Kidd; Young and Willing; Mr. and Mrs. North), dies of pancreatic cancer at 60
  • 1980-07-13 Seretse Khama, 1st President of Botswana (1966-80), dies of pancreatic cancer at 59
  • 1983-10-31 George Halas [Papa Bear], American NFL coach and pioneering owner of the Chicago Bears, dies of pancreatic cancer at 88
  • 1984-04-26 (William) "Count" Basie, jazz pianist, organist, and bandleader ("One O'Clock Jump"; "April In Paris"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 79
  • 1986-02-11 Frank Herbert, American sci-fi author (Dune series), dies of a massive pulmonary embolism after surgery for pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 1990-08-06 Charles Arnt, actor (Double Exposure), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82
  • 1991-02-24 Webb Pierce, American honky-tonk country singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("In The Jailhouse Now"; "Wondering"; "There Stands The Glass"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 64
  • 1991-07-01 Michael Landon [Eugene Orowitz], American actor (Bonanza - "Little Joe"; Little House on the Prairie - "Charles"; Highway to Heaven - "Jonathan"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 54
  • 1991-12-15 Horatio Luro, American horse trainer (43 x stakes winners; Decidedly, Northern Dancer), dies from pancreatic cancer at 90
  • 1992-12-18 Mark Goodson, American radio and TV game show producer, with Bill Todman ("I've Got A Secret"; "The Price Is Right"; "Password"), dies of pancreatic cancerat 77
  • 1993-07-02 Fred Gwynne, American actor (Car 54 Where Are You, Munsters), dies of pancreatic cancer at 66
  • 1994-02-26 Bill Hicks, American stand-up comedian and social critic, dies of pancreatic cancer at 32
  • 1995-04-25 Art Fleming [Fazzin], American actor, and TV game show host (Jeopardy, 1964-75, 1978-79), dies of pancreatic cancer at 70
  • 1996-04-11 Edwin Clarke, British neurologist, medical historian,and museum keeper, dies of pancreatic cancer at 76
  • 1996-05-19 Giovanni "John" Beradino, American MLB infielder (St. Louis Browns, Cleveland Indians) and actor (General Hospital), dies from pancreatic cancer at 79
  • 1996-09-14 Juliet Prowse, English-South African stage and screen actress and dancer (Mona McCluskey), dies of pancreatic cancer. at 59
  • 1996-12-19 Marcello Mastroianni, Italian actor (8½; La Dolce Vita; Dark Eyes; The Pizza Triangle), dies of pancreatic cancer at 72
  • 1998-09-26 Betty Carter, American jazz singer, dies of pancreatic cancer at 69
  • 1999-07-12 Bill Owen [William Owen Rowbotham], British actor (Last of the Summer Wine, Not So Dusty), dies from pancreatic cancer at 85
  • 2000-10-03 Benjamin Orr [Orzechowski], American rock bassist and singer (The Cars - "Just What I Needed", "Drive"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 53
  • 2002-08-10 Michael Houser, American guitarist (Widespread Panic), dies of pancreatic cancer at 40
  • 2003-04-22 Michael Larrabee, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 4x400m relay 1964), dies from pancreatic cancer at 69
  • 2003-11-08 Guy Speranza, American heavy metal singer (Riot, 1975-81), dies of pancreatic cancer at 47
  • 2005-02-17 Omar Sívori, Argentine soccer forward and manager (19 caps Argentina, 9 caps Italy; Juventus), dies of pancreatic cancer at 69
  • 2006-05-07 Machiko Soga, Japanese actress, singer, and tokusatsu legend, dies of pancreatic cancer at 67
  • 2006-07-07 Syd Barrett, British guitarist and singer-songwriter (Pink Floyd, 1964-68 - "See Emily Play"; solo -"The Madcap Laughs"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 60
  • 2006-07-17 (Frank) "Mickey" Spillane, American mystery writer (I, The Jury), dies of pancreatic cancer at 88
  • 2007-02-06 Willye White, American athlete (Olympic silver long jump 1956, 4x100m relay 1964; Sports Illustrated 100 greatest women athletes of 20th century), dies of pancreatic cancer at 67
  • 2007-09-02 David "Fritz" Fryer, British pop guitarist and songwriter (The Four Pennies -"Juliet"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 62
  • 2007-09-18 Pepsi Tate [Huw Smith], Welsh glam-rock bassist (Tigertailz), dies of pancreatic cancer at 42
  • 2008-03-30 Dith Pran, Cambodian photojournalist, survivor of the Cambodian genocide, and subject of the movie "The Killing Fields", dies of pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 2008-08-12 (June) "Christie" Allen, British-Australian pop singer (Goosebumps), dies of pancreatic cancer at 54
  • 2009-01-20 David "Fathead" Newman, American jazz saxophonist (Ray Charles - "The Right Time"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 75
  • 2009-05-09 Chuck Daly, American Basketball Hall of Fame coach (2-time NBA champion Detroit Pistons), dies of pancreatic cancer at 78
  • 2009-08-06 Willy DeVille, American singer (Mink DeVille; The Princess Bride - "Stroybook Love"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 58
  • 2009-09-14 Patrick Swayze, American actor (Ghost), dancer (Dirty Dancing), and songwriter, dies of pancreatic cancer at 57
  • 2009-09-16 Myles Brand, American sports administrator (4th NCAA President), dies of pancreatic cancer at 67
  • 2009-09-27 William Safire, American political columnist (NY Times) and speech writer (Nixon), dies of pancreatic cancer at 79
  • 2010-05-01 Danny Aiello III, American film and television stunt performer, stunt coordinator, and actor, dies of pancreatic cancer at 53
  • 2010-07-11 Bishop Walter Hawkins, American gospel music singer (Edwin Hawkins Singers; Love Center Choir), dies of pancreatic cancer at 61
  • 2010-12-09 James Moody, American jazz saxophonist, flutist, and orchestra leader, dies of pancreatic cancer at 85
  • 2010-12-19 Trudy Pitts, American jazz Hammond B-3 organist, pianist, and vocalist, dies of pancreatic cancer at 78
  • 2011-01-02 Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (In the Name of the Father, Inception), dies of pancreatic cancer at 64
  • 2011-04-09 Roger Nichols, American recording engineer, producer and inventor (Steely Dan; John Denver), dies of pancreatic cancer at 66
  • 2011-07-05 Malcolm Forsyth, South African-Canadian trombonist and composer (Atayoskewin), dies of pancreatic cancer at 74
  • 2011-10-06 Brad Felt, American jazz tuba and euphonium player, composer, and bandleader, dies of pancreatic cancer at 55
  • 2011-10-08 Roger Williams [Louis Jacob Weertz], American popular music pianist ("Born Free"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 87
  • 2011-11-30 J. Blackfoot [Colbert], American soul singer ("Soul Children"; "Taxi"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 2012-01-21 Roy John Britten, American molecular biologist (repeated DNA sequences in eukaryotic genomes), dies of pancreatic cancer at 92
  • 2012-02-03 Ben Gazzara, American actor, dies from pancreatic cancer at 81
  • 2012-02-21 Eiko Ishioka, Japanese Costume designer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 74
  • 2012-04-23 Chris Ethridge, American country rock bass guitarist (International Submarine Band; The Flying Burrito Brothers), dies from pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 2012-07-23 Sally Ride, American astronaut and 1st American woman in space, dies of pancreatic cancer at 61
  • 2012-09-13 William Duckworth, American composer (Time Curve Preludes), teacher (Bucknell, 1973-2011), and internet pioneer (PitchWeb), dies of pancreatic cancer at 69
  • 2013-01-11 Mariangela Melato, Italian actress (Swept Away; Flash Gordon: Summer Night), dies from pancreatic cancer at 71
  • 2013-02-02 Walt Sweeney, American football offensive lineman (9 × Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1967, 68; San Diego Chargers), dies from pancreatic cancer at 71
  • 2013-03-01 Bonnie Franklin, American actress, dies from pancreatic cancer at 69
  • 2013-03-19 Harry Reems, American actor, dies from pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 2013-05-21 Trevor Bolder, British rock bassist (The Spiders From Mars; Uriah Heep, 1976-2013), and record producer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 62
  • 2013-10-09 Wilfried Martens, 44th Prime Minister of Belgium (1979-81, 1981-92), dies from pancreatic cancer at 77
  • 2013-12-12 Zbigniew Karkowski, Polish composer and experimental musician (Sensorband), dies of pancreatic cancer at 55
  • 2013-12-16 Ray Price, American singer, dies from pancreatic cancer at 87
  • 2015-01-01 Donna Douglas, American actress (Elly May Clampett-The Beverly Hillbillies), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82
  • 2015-11-15 P. F. Sloan [Philip Schlein], American songwriter ("Eve of Destruction"; "Secret Agent Man"), session guitarist, and singer, dies of pancreatic cancer at 70
  • 2016-01-16 Gary Loizzo, American rock guitarist and singer (American Breed - "Bend Me, Shape Me"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 70
  • 2016-04-24 Billy Paul [Paul Williams], American soul singer ("Me & Mrs Jones"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 81
  • 2016-07-31 Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, Japanese sumo wrestler (31 tournament c'ships; Kyushu Tournament 1981-88), dies from pancreatic cancer at 61
  • 2016-08-30 Věra Čáslavská, Czech gymnast (7 Olympic gold 1964, 68), dies of pancreatic cancer at 74
  • 2016-11-01 (Martin) "Bap" Kennedy, Irish singer-songwriter ("Moonlight Kiss"; "Sailor's Revenge"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 54
  • 2017-05-09 Robert Miles [Roberto Concina], Swiss musician, record producer, and composer of trance and ambient music ("Children"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 47
  • 2017-06-15 James W. McCord Jr., American CIA officer who led the Watergate break-in, dies of pancreatic cancer at 93
  • 2017-07-03 Spencer Johnson, American author (Who Moved My Cheese?), dies of pancreatic cancer at 78
  • 2017-08-23 [Jacob] "Jack" Rosenthal, American journalist and government official, dies of pancreatic cancer at 82
  • 2017-12-19 Clifford Irving, American novelist and investigative reporter (hoax autobiography of Howard Hughes), dies of pancreatic cancer at 87
  • 2018-01-14 Marlene VerPlanck [Pampinella], American jazz and pop vocalist, dies of pancreatic cancer at 84
  • 2018-01-15 Edwin Hawkins, American gospel musician, choir master and composer ("Oh Happy Day"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 74
  • 2018-02-09 Liam Miller, Irish soccer midfielder (21 caps; Sunderland, Hibernian), dies of pancreatic cancer at 36
  • 2018-03-01 Orin C Smith, American businessman & CEO of Starbucks (2000-05), dies of pancreatic cancer 75
  • 2018-04-26 Charles Neville, American vocalist & saxophonist (Neville Brothers), dies of pancreatic cancer at 79
  • 2018-06-27 Joe Jackson, American talent manager (Jackson 5), and patriarch of the Jackson family, dies of pancreatic cancer at 89
  • 2018-07-21 Jonathan Gold, American food critic who was the first in his field to win a Pulitzer Prize, dies of pancreatic cancer at 57
  • 2018-08-16 Aretha Franklin, American singer-songwriter known as "The Queen of Soul" (Respect) and first female performer inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1987), dies of pancreatic cancer at 76
  • 2018-12-14 Joe Osborn, American session bass player (Bridge Over Troubled Water), dies of pancreatic cancer at 81
  • 2019-03-01 Eusebio Pedroza, Panamanian boxer (WBA featherweight champion 1978-85), dies of pancreatic cancer at 62
  • 2019-12-27 Art Sullivan [Marc Liénart van Lidth de Jeude], Belgian pop singer-songwriter ("Un océan de caresses"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 69
  • 2020-02-01 Peter Serkin, American concert pianist (TASHI quartet), and pedagogue (Juilliard; Curtis Institute; Yale; Bard College), dies from pancreatic cancer at 72
  • 2020-06-18 Tibor Benedek, Hungarian water polo player (Olympic gold 2000, 04, 08; World C'ship gold 2003) and coach (Hungary 2013-16), dies from pancreatic cancer at 47
  • 2020-07-17 John Lewis, American politician (Rep-D-Georgia) and prominent civil rights leader (Big Six), stops causing "good trouble" due to pancreatic cancer at 80
  • 2020-08-20 Frankie Banali, American heavy metal drummer (Quiet Riot - "Cum on Feel the Noize"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 68
  • 2020-09-18 Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American jurist and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1993-2020), dies of pancreatic cancer at 87
  • 2020-10-02 Bob Gibson, American Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (NL Cy Young Award 1968, 70; NL MVP 1968; 9 x MLB All Star; St. Louis Cardinals), dies from pancreatic cancer at 84
  • 2020-11-08 Alex Trebek, Canadian-American Emmy Award-winning TV game show host (Jeopardy, 1984-2020; High Rollers, 1974-80), dies of pancreatic cancer at 80
  • 2021-03-08 Rhéal Cormier, Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher (St. Louis Cardinals; Philadelphia Phillies; Boston Red Sox), dies of pancreatic cancer at 53
  • 2021-04-16 Felix Silla, Italian-American circus performer, Hollywood stuntman, and actor (The Addams Family - "Cousin Itt"), dies of pancreatic cancer at 84
  • 2021-06-07 Yoo Sang-chul, South Korean soccer midfielder (124 caps; 2002 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team; Ulsan Hyundai), dies from pancreatic cancer at 49
  • 2021-07-26 Rick Aiello, American character actor (Officer Long- Do the Right Thing), dies of pancreatic cancer at 65
  • 2021-08-08 Bobby Bowden, American College Football Hall of Fame coach (Florida State 1976-2009; National C'ship 1993, 99), dies of pancreatic cancer at 91
  • 2021-08-10 Tony Esposito, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (6 x NHL All Star; Vezina Trophy 1970, 72, 74; Chicago Blackhawks), dies from pancreatic cancer at 78
  • 2021-10-15 Miguel de Oliveira, Brazilian boxer (WBC light middleweight champion 1975), dies from pancreatic cancer at 74
  • 2021-11-27 Curley Culp, American Pro Football HOF defensive tackle (6X Pro Bowl; First-team All-Pro 1975; NFL Defensive Player of the Year 1975; KC Chiefs, Houston Oilers), dies from pancreatic cancer at 75
  • 2021-12-05 Gary Callander, Scottish rugby union hooker (6 caps; South of Scotland RFC), dies from pancreatic cancer at 62
  • 2021-12-08 Lars Høgh, Danish soccer goalkeeper (8 caps; OB 603 games) and GK coach (Denmark, Brøndby IF), dies from pancreatic cancer at 62
  • 2021-12-28 Harry Reid, American attorney and politician (U.S. Senator from Nevada, 1987-2017; U.S. House of Representatives, 1983-87), dies of pancreatic cancer at 82
  • 2022-04-23 Arno [Arnold Hintjens], Belgian rock singer-songwriter (TC Matic), pancreatic cancer at 72
  • 2022-05-06 George Pérez, American comic book artist (The Avenger; Teen Titans), dies of pancreatic cancer at 67
  • 2022-08-12 Wolfgang Petersen, German director, screenwriter and producer (Das Boot; Air Force One; The Perfect Storm), dies of pancreatic cancer at 81
  • 2022-08-20 Tom Weiskopf, American golfer (British Open 1973; US Senior Open 1995), dies from pancreatic cancer at 79
  • 2022-10-03 Joe Bussard, American musicologist, preservationist, and record label owner (Fonotone), dies of pancreatic cancer at 86
  • 2022-10-22 Dietrich Mateschitz, Austrian businessman (founder, owner Red Bull Racing; FC Red Bull Salzburg, RB Leipzig; co-creator Red Bull energy drink), dies of pancreatic cancer at 78