Sick Celebrities

Category: Cancer

John Walker died after battle with liver cancer

Liver cancer finally claimed the life of John Walker (Nee John Maus), founder member of seminal sixties pop outfit The Walker Brothers, the musician passing away at his home in LA after battled bravely with the illness for six months. During the Swingin’ Sixties The Walker Brothers played their part in defining the sound of […]

Kylie Minogue breaks down in interview about breast cancer

In what is being touted her most raw and candid interview ever, Kylie Minogue opened up about her harrowing battle with breast cancer with her close friend Molly Meldrum on an Australian television program, to share her story of recovery with other women suffering with the illness. The emotional interview, during which the diminutive singer […]

Nick Ashford died of throat cancer

Nick Ashford, who enjoyed a great career with wife Valerie Simpson during which they wrote hit Motown songs such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand” and “I’m Every Woman”, died as a result of throat cancer at the age of 70 in April 2011. Ashford, from Michigan, met Valerie […]

Andy Williams Loses His Year Long Battle With Cancer

Legendary crooner Howard Andrew “Andy” Williams, born December 3, 1927, was a true American Idol long before the crass TV show of the same name ever reared its ugly head. During his career he spread his wings wide; releasing not only a staggering 18 Gold records as well as three Platinum–certified albums, but also hosting […]

Jerry 'Count von Count' Nelson Dies of Cancer

Jerry Nelson, born July 10, 1934, is not a man you’d readily know. His name is not ‘household’ and yet he is responsible for a character that everyone born from the early seventies onwards will know – without exception. Jerry’s career saw him behind the scenes at Jim Henson’s studios where he brought us the […]

The Shame of Lance Armstrong

Since becoming a hero to all and sunder when at the age of 25 he was diagnosed with testicular cancer; another battle that he found completely surmountable, Lance Armstrong has gone on to win the Tour de France numerous times and has been hailed as a true hero. But he has now fallen from grace […]

Aretha Franklin denies rumors of pancreatic cancer

Aretha Franklin – the Queen of soul is looking slimmer and healthier than she has in many years despite being rumored to be suffering from pancreatic cancer. The diva underwent surgery at the end of last year in order to rectify an undisclosed illness, but Aretha later rubbished the rumor that she was suffering from […]

Jennifer Aniston to make film about breast cancer

Friends actress Jennifer Aniston is to switch roles by spending time behind the camera for her latest project which will see her direct a collection of short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives as part of a five-part series called Project Five. Breast cancer is the second-most common type of cancer (after […]

Kylie Minogue opens up about breast cancer

In her most candid interview ever, pint-sized, lovely pop star Kylie Minogue has opened up about her horrifying battle with breast cancer during an interview with Molly Meldrum on the Australian television program Sunday Night. In the moving interview that took place the evening before the opening night of her new Aphrodite World Tour, the […]

Susannah York succumbs to cancer

Susannah York, the British actress, has died at the age of 72 after losing her battle with bone marrow cancer. York first rose to fame in the 1960s with a number of films and soon won herself an Oscar alongside Jane Fonda in the 1969 film They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?. The actress’s son, Orlando […]

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