Famous People who Died of Prostate Cancer

Famous Prostate Cancer Victims

List of Deaths from Prostate Cancer

  • 1825-01-08 Eli Whitney, American inventor (Cotton Gin), dies of prostate cancer at 59
  • 1957-05-12 Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-American film director and actor (Greed; La Grande Illusion; Sunset Boulevard), dies of prostate cancer at 71
  • 1972-04-27 Kwame Nkrumah, 1st Prime Minister of Ghana (1957-60) and 1st President of Ghana (1960-66), dies of prostate cancer at 62
  • 1975-04-14 Fredric March, American actor (Inherit the Wind), dies of prostate cancer at 77
  • 1983-12-28 William Demarest, American actor (My 3 Sons), dies from pneumonia and prostate cancer at 91
  • 1988-05-01 Carroll Righter, American columnist and astrologer to the stars, dies prostate cancer at 88
  • 1989-08-12 William Shockley, American physicist who helped invent the transistor (1956 Nobel), who was also known for his racist eugenics views, dies of prostate cancer at 79
  • 1989-10-12 Carmen Cavallaro, American actor and pianist (Hollywood Canteen, Diamond Horseshoe), dies from prostate cancer at 76
  • 1992-09-18 Earl Van Dyke, American jazz and session piano, Hammond B-3, and harpsichord player (Motown Records' Funk Brothers, 1964-72), dies of prostate cancer at 62
  • 1993-07-21 Richard Tee, American jazz and session pianist, and arranger (Paul Simon - "Slip' Slidin' Away"; Peter Gabriel -"In Your Eyes"; Grover Washington, Jr - "Just The Two Of Us"), dies of prostate cancer at 49
  • 1993-09-30 Ronnie Aldrich, British easy listening and jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, dies of prostate cancer at 77
  • 1993-10-02 William Berger, Austrian American actor (Face to Face, Adventure of Hercules), dies of prostate cancer at 65
  • 1993-11-01 George Sheehan, American doctor, athlete and author ("Running & Being: The Total Experience," NY Times best seller), dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • 1993-12-04 Frank Zappa, American rock guitarist, composer, (Mothers of Invention - "Peaches en Regalia"; "Baby Snakes"), activist, and filmmaker (200 Motels), dies from prostate cancer at 52
  • 1993-12-06 Dominic "Don" Ameche, American actor (Cocoon, Trading Places), dies of prostate cancer at 85
  • 1993-12-18 Sam Wanamaker, American-English actor (Private Benjamin), dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • 1994-01-22 (Aristotelis) "Telly" Savalas, American actor (Kojak; On Her Majesty's Secret Service), and singer ("If"), dies of prostate cancer at 72
  • 1994-06-16 Bernard Moitessier, French sailor, vagabond and author who famously led the 1st non-stop, singlehanded, round the world yacht race before sailing a 2nd lap of the world back to Tahiti, dies of prostate cancer at 69
  • 1995-09-20 Walter Haas Jr., American businessman & sports team owner (Levi Strauss & Co, Oakland A's), dies of prostate cancer at 79
  • 1995-10-25 Bobby Riggs, American tennis player ("The Battle of the Sexes", US Open 1939, 41), dies of prostate cancer at 77
  • 1996-01-08 François Mitterrand, 21st President of France (1981-95), dies of prostate cancer at 79
  • 1996-07-08 (James Woodie) J.W. Alexander, American gospel and soul music songwriter, singer, and producer (Sam Cooke, Lou Rawls, Solomon Burke), dies of prostate cancer at 80
  • 1999-07-01 Joshua Nkomo, Zimbabwean revolutionary (ZAPU), and Matabeleland politician (Vice-President of Zimbabwe, 1990-99), dies of prostate cancer at 82
  • 1999-07-27 Harry "Sweets" Edison, American jazz and session trumpet player, dies of prostate cancer at 83
  • 2000-05-23 Marcus Hutson, American R&B singer (The Whispers - "And the Beat Goes On"; "Rock Steady"), dies of prostate cancer at 57
  • 2000-09-28 Pierre Trudeau, 15th Canadian Prime Minister (Liberal: 1968-79, 1980-84), dies of Parkinson's disease and prostate cancer at 80
  • 2001-01-17 Gregory Corso, American beat poet, dies of prostate cancer at 70
  • 2001-03-29 John Lewis, American jazz pianist, arranger, and composer (Modern Jazz Quartet, 1952-97), dies of prostate cancer at 80
  • 2001-06-01 Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist (Dennis the Menace), dies of prostate cancer at 81
  • 2001-07-31 Poul Anderson, American science-fiction and fantasy author, winner of 7 Hugo and 3 Nebula Awards (The Sharing of Flesh; Mirkheim; After Doomsday), dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • 2001-12-14 (Secondo) "Conte" Candoli, American jazz, big band, and session trumpeter (Woody Herman; Stan Kenton; The Brothers Candoli; The Tonight Show, 1967-92), dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • 2002-12-05 Roone Arledge, American sports broadcasting pioneer, President of ABC Sports (Monday Night Football) and ABC News, dies of prostate cancer at 71
  • 2003-01-24 (Giovanni) "Gianni"Agnelli, Italian industrialist, executive (President of Fiat Automobiles, 1966-96), and Italian Senator-for-life (1991-), dies of prostate cancer at 81
  • 2003-06-15 Hume Cronyn, Canadian stage and screen Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor (Lifeboat; Cocoon; To Dance with the White Dog), and screenwriter, dies of prostate cancer at 91
  • 2004-09-15 Johnny Ramone [Cummings], American punk rock guitarist and songwriter (Ramones - "I Wanna Be Sedated"), dies of prostate cancer at 55
  • 2005-03-09 Glenn Davis, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (Heisman Trophy 1946; National C'ship 1944, 45, 46; Army; NFL: LA Rams), dies of prostate cancer at 80
  • 2005-05-22 Thurl Ravenscroft, American voice actor (Tony the Tiger), and bass singer ("You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch"), dies from prostate cancer at 91
  • 2006-05-03 Earl Woods, American author (father of Tiger Woods; 2 x books about upbringing & coaching), dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • 2006-05-11 Floyd Patterson, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1956-59, 1960-62, Olympic gold 1952), dies of prostate cancer at 71
  • 2006-05-14 Lewis "Lew" Anderson, American actor and musician (The Howdy Doody Show), dies of prostate cancer at 84
  • 2006-09-20 John W. Peterson, American hymn writer ("It Took a Miracle"), publisher and editor (Singspiration), dies of prostate cancer at 84
  • 2007-11-13 Montague "Monty" Westmore, American 3rd generation make-up artist (Westmore family), dies of prostate cancer at 84
  • 2008-01-10 (Walter) "Pete" Candoli, American jazz, big band, and session trumpeter (Woody Herman; Stan Kenton; Henry Mancini; The Brothers Candoli), dies of prostate cancer at 84
  • 2009-02-26 Johnny Kerr, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1956, 59, 63; Syracuse Nats/Philadelphia 76ers), coach (Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns) and broadcaster (Chicago Bulls), dies of prostate cancer at 76
  • 2009-04-19 J.G. Ballard, British novelist (Empire of the Sun; Crash), dies of prostate cancer at 78
  • 2009-07-04 Khan Mohammad, Pakistani cricket fast bowler (13 Tests, 54 wickets; Pakistan's first ball and wicket in Test cricket), dies of prostate cancer at 81
  • 2010-06-17 Andy Ripley, English rugby union #8 (24 caps; British Lions 1974), dies from prostate cancer at 62
  • 2010-06-28 Bill Aucoin, American rock band manager(KISS, 1973-82; Billy Idol, 1981-86), dies of prostate cancer surgey complications at 66
  • 2011-07-07 Josef Suk, Czech concert violinist (Artist of Merit, 1977), violist, and namesake of composer grandfather, dies of prostate cancer at 81
  • 2012-03-17 Pope Shenouda III, Egyptian Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, dies from prostate cancer at 88
  • 2012-05-20 Abdel Basset Ali Al-Megrahi, convicted bomber (Pan Am 103), dies from prostate cancer at 60
  • 2012-06-18 Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor (A Hard Day's Night, Help!), dies from prostate cancer at 82
  • 2012-07-02 Ben Davidson, American actor (Rhino-Ball Four, Code R) and football player, dies from prostate cancer at 72
  • 2012-07-09 Terepai Maoate, Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, dies from prostate cancer at 78
  • 2012-07-27 Geoffrey Hughes, British actor, dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • 2012-08-23 Jerry Nelson, American puppeteer, dies from prostate cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 78
  • 2012-09-27 R. B. Greaves, American singer, dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • 2012-10-17 Stanford Robert Ovshinsky, American inventor and scientist, dies from prostate cancer at 89
  • 2012-11-02 Milt Campbell, American decathlete (Olympic gold 1956), dies from prostate cancer and diabetes at 78
  • 2013-02-01 Paul Holmes, New Zealand radio and TV broadcaster, dies from prostate cancer and heart problems at 62
  • 2013-02-18 Damon Harris, African-American soul singer (The Temptations-My Girl) dies from prostate cancer at 62
  • 2013-07-19 Phil Woosnam, Welsh soccer striker, manager (Wales 17 caps, USA manager 1968), dies from prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease at 90
  • 2013-12-22 Ed Herrmann, American baseball player, dies from prostate cancer at 67
  • 2014-04-20 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American boxer (famous murder conviction overturned after 19 years imprisonment), dies of prostate cancer at 76
  • 2014-06-30 Bob Hastings, American actor, dies from prostate cancer at 89
  • 2014-09-12 Donald Sinden, English actor, dies from prostate cancer at 90
  • 2014-10-23 Alvin Stardust [Bernard Jewry], English rock singer("Jealous Mind") dies of prostate cancer at 72
  • 2015-01-24 Joe Franklin, American radio host, TV personality and New York institution (The Joe Franklin Show), dies of prostate cancer at 88
  • 2015-02-28 Alex Johnson, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star, AL batting champion 1970, California Angels), dies from prostate cancer at 72
  • 2016-01-06 Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros, Cuban jazz trumpeter (Orchestra Harlow; Eddie Palmieri), dies of prostate cancer at 79 
  • 2017-12-21 Roswell Rudd ,American free-jazz trombonist (Archie Shepp), and avant-garde composer (New York Art Quartet), dies of prostate cancer at 82
  • 2018-01-01 John V Tunney, American politician (Rep/Sen-D-California), dies of prostate cancer at 83
  • 2018-01-02 Rick Hall, American record producer, songwriter, and creator of the "Muscle Shoals sound" (FAME Studio), dies of prostate cancer at 85
  • 2018-01-05 Bruce Hood, Canadian National Hockey League referee (1965-84), and author (Calling The Shots), dies of prostate cancer at 81
  • 2018-02-03 Leon "Ndugu" Chancler, American pop, funk and jazz session and touring drummer, (Michael Jackson -"Billie Jean"; George Duke; Herbie Hancock), composer, and producer, dies of prostate cancer at 65
  • 2018-05-16 Michael Slive, American college sports executive (Commissioner SEC 2002-15), dies of prostate cancer at 77
  • 2018-07-11 Lindy Remigino, American athlete (Olympic gold 100m 1952), dies of prostate cancer at 87
  • 2018-08-24 Tom Frost, American rock climber (founder gear & apparel company Patagonia), dies of prostate cancer at 82
  • 2018-09-16 Big Jay [Cecil James] McNeely, American R&B saxophonist, dies of prostate cancer at 91
  • 2019-07-20 Peter McNamara, Australian tennis player (Australian Open doubles 1979, Wimbledon doubles 1980, 82), dies of prostate cancer at 64
  • 2019-10-23 Bernie Parrish, American NFL cornerback (Pro Bowl 1960, 63; Cleveland Browns; best-selling book, 'They Call It A Game'), dies of prostate cancer at 83
  • 2019-11-16 Terry O'Neill, British fashion and celebrity photographer, dies of prostate cancer at 81
  • 2019-12-04 Bob Willis, English cricket fast bowler and captain (90 Tests, 325 wickets; 64 ODIs), dies of prostate cancer at 70
  • 2019-12-10 Jean Pagé, Canadian sports journalist (host: 'La Soirée du hockey' and '110%'), dies from prostate cancer at 73
  • 2020-06-10 Claudell Washington, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1975, 84; World Series 1974; Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves), dies from prostate cancer at 65
  • 2020-07-25 Jim Frick, Swedish harness racing driver (5,002 career race wins), dies from prostate cancer at 68
  • 2020-09-06 Mike Sexton, American poker player (World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions 2006; Poker Hall of Fame) and commentator (WPT), dies from prostate cancer at 72
  • 2020-09-19 Lee Kerslake, British drummer (Uriah Heep; Ozzy Osbourne) dies of prostate cancer at 73
  • 2020-11-15 Ray Clemence MBE, English soccer goalkeeper (England 61 caps, Liverpool, Tottenham), dies from prostate cancer at 72
  • 2021-02-05 Leon Spinks, American boxer (WBC, WBA heavyweight champion 1978; Olympic gold light heavyweight 1976), dies from prostate cancer at 67
  • 2021-05-24 Samuel E. Wright, American stage and screen actor and singer (Jesus Christ Superstar; Ball Four; The Little Mermaid; The Lion King), dies of prostate cancer at 74
  • 2021-07-09 (Jonathan) "Jono" Coleman, British-Australian television and radio, writer, and comedian, dies of prostate cancer at 65
  • 2021-12-31 Billy Turner Jr., American thoroughbred trainer (Triple Crown 1977 Seattle Slew), dies from prostate cancer at 81
  • 2022-03-13 William Hurt, American Academy Award-winning actor (Big Chill; Children of a Lesser God; Kiss of the Spider Woman; Broadcast News), dies of prostate cancer at 71
  • 2022-09-15 John Stearns, American baseball catcher (MLB All Star 1977, 79, 80, 82; New York Mets), dies from prostate cancer at 71