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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 […]

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 […]

Michael C Hall overcame Hodgkins Lymphoma

It was back on October 1st, 2006 when the world first caught a glimpse of Dexter, an emotionally bankrupt serial killer with just enough of a conscience to avoid slaughtering the innocent. He was able to cover his criminal (or vigilante) tracks thanks to his foster father’s expert guidance and through the knowledge he obtained […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Etta James is seriously ill

Etta James, the iconic singer, is seriously ill having been diagnosed with dementia and is currently undergoing treatment for leukemia. In documents filed at a California court, husband Artis Mills claims his wife is no longer capable of managing her finances and according to her MD –  Dr. Elaine James – she is unable to […]

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