|16 Sep 1980
||Fast food tycoon Colonel Sanders (Harlan Sanders) dies at the age of 90 of leukemia. Buried in his white suit at Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville KY, section 33 lot 57.
|9 Mar 1994
||After a year a battling, author Charles Bukowski dies of myelogenous leukemia (surprisingly, not lung cancer nor liver failure), at a hospital in San Pedro CA.
|17 Jan 1996
||Former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan dies of leukemia complications, Austin TX.
|22 Jul 1998
||Mercury and Apollo astronaut Alan Shepherd dies of leukemia.
|12 Feb 2000
||Dallas Cowboys coach Tom Landry dies of acute myelogenous Leukemia, for which he was diagnosed in May 1999, Dallas TX. He is buried in his fedora.
|25 Sep 2003
||Activist Edward Said dies of leukemia, at a hospital at 6:30 pm, New York City. Spoken to Ahdaf Souief in 1991: "Guess what? I've got fucking leukemia. Apparently I'm dying."