Sick Celebrities

Category: Cancer

TV on the Radio Bassist, Gerard Smith died of Lung Cancer

The bassist for the arty funk/rock band, TV on the Radio, died tragically at the age of 34 as a result of complications with lung cancer. At the time the band cancelled their shows in Chicago, Denver, Detroit and Minneapolis, having previously made an announcement about Smith on their official website in March 2011: “Gerard […]

Prostat Cancer Contributed to Charlton Heston's Death

Charlton Heston is one of the most famous men in cinema. The actor, who got his big break in the early 1950s with hits like ‘Marc Antony’ and ‘The Ten Commandments’, helped shape the landscape of modern cinema. Some of his most successful movies include ‘Ben-Hur’, ‘Julius Caesar’, ‘Planet of the Apes’ and ‘Antony and […]

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Prostate Cancer Episode

Andrew Lloyd Webber, famous composer and the brains behind no less than 13 successful musicals including Cats, Phantom of the Opera and Starlight Express, is celebrated worldwide and his stageshows are revered across the globe. The British-born composer and producer, who penned his first piece at the age of nine, has received countless awards, including […]

Dennis Hopper dies of Prostate Cancer

Veteran actor and artist Dennis Hopper was been diagnosed with prostate cancer and his manager, Sam Maydew, confirmed the 73-year-old was cancelling all appearances to undergo what he called a “special program” at the University of Southern California. “We’re hoping for the best,” Maydew said, without going into further details about the actor’s condition. The […]

TV on the Radio Bassist Gerard Smith died of Lung Cancer

Gerard Smith, the bassist for the arty funk/rock band, TV on the Radio, died tragically at the age of 34 as a result of complications with lung cancer. At the time the band cancelled their shows in Chicago, Denver, Detroit and Minneapolis, having previously made an announcement about Smith on their official website in March […]

Bill Hicks succumbed to pancreatic cancer

Bill Hicks was best known as an American stand-up comedian and his routines offered a satirical and often angry commentary on social, political and philosophical issues, as well as what he liked to call “dick jokes“. He died of pancreatic cancer aged just 32 and only gained real acclaim years afterwards, but it is widely […]

Bob Marley's death from cancer was preventable

Reggae legend Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley died of cancer on May 11th 1981 at the age of 36. The illness stemmed from an innocuous toe injury sustained during a football game in May 1977. Due to his Rastafari belief that the body must remain “whole”, Marley refused to have his toe amputated even after doctors […]

Denise Borino-Quinn died of cancer aged 46

Denise Borino-Quinn was famous for her role as the wife of a mob boss in the extremely popular award-winning HBO series, The Sopranos, died of cancer in 2010 at the young age of 46. She passed away after a long term battle with liver cancer at Morristown Memorial Hospital, New Jersey. A mass funeral was […]

Elizabeth Edwards was a great example to all cancer victims

Elizabeth Edwards’ long standing battle with cancer came to a tragic end on Tuesday 7th December, 2010. She died at her home in Chapel Hill, her family and friends at her bedside as she passed away. Just a few days prior to her passing doctors had told Elizabeth that further treatment was pointless as the stage […]

Quiet George Harrison was beset by tumors

George Harrison was a member of undoubtedly the most famous group ever to have existed in the history of modern music. When Beatle-mania struck the United States and spread to the rest of the world, he was there in the thick of it alongside John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, playing on the biggest […]

Back to top