Famous People With Colon Cancer

Famous People With Colon Cancer.

I was reading in a recent Parade Magazine about Ronald Reagan. I didn’t realize he had colon cancer, so I looked up some info on him and other ‘famous’ people who have fought colon cancer.  Sure slaps you right in the face how many wonderful, talented people cancer has taken away too early and this is just a small, teeny tiny fraction of people who have battled colon cancer alone!

Here is a list of some famous people with colon cancer:

* Corazon Aquino, former president of the Philippines

* Milton Berle, American comedian, died March 27, 2002 at the age of 93

* Lillian Board, British athlete

* Dick Dale, surf guitarist whose cancer has recurred as of 2008

* Denis D’Amour, guitar player for the band Voivod

* Claude Debussy, French composer

* Babe Didrikson Zaharias, American athlete

* Conrad Furey, Canadian painter

* Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court justice

* Audrey Hepburn, actress, died January 20, 1993

* Pope John Paul II

* Carolyn Jones, actress, known for playing Morticia Addams in “The Addams Family”. Diagnosed with colon cancer in 1982, died one year later in 1983.

* Eartha Kitt, American singer and actress, died December 25, 2008

* Jack Lemmon, American actor, died of colon and bladder cancer on June 27, 2001, aged 76

* Vince Lombardi, coach of the Green Bay Packers, died of metastatic colon cancer

* H.P. Lovecraft, horror writer

* Marilyn Martinez, comedian

* Walter Matthau, American actor, had metastatic colon cancer, but died of heart disease on July 1, 2000, aged 79

* Lois Maxwell, Canadian actress, known for originating the role of Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond movies, died September 29 2007

* Tammy Faye Messner, American Christian singer, evangelist, died July 20, 2007

* Elizabeth Montgomery, American actress, died at age 62, 8 weeks after diagnosis

* Jeff Moss, co-founder of Sesame Street

* Sharon Osbourne, British reality TV star and talent show judge, diagnosed with colon cancer in July 2002, aged 49. She has recovered.

* Ronald Reagan, U.S. President

* Rod Roddy, previous announcer for “The Price Is Right,” died at age 66, 2 years after diagnosis

* Mstislav Rostropovich, one of the greatest cellists of all time, died April 27, 2007

* Gary Rowe, Tennessee State Representative

* Charles Schulz, creator of ‘Peanuts,’ died at age 77, 60 days after diagnosis

* Joel Siegel, movie critic and host of “Good Morning America,” died at age 64, 10 years after diagnosis

* Tony Snow, White House press secretary under George W. Bush died July 12, 2008 at the age of 53

* Darryl Strawberry, baseball player

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