Pancreatic Cancer

Highest mortality rate of any type of cancer. Life expectancy three to six months.


26 Dec 1974 Actor Jack Benny dies of pancreatic cancer at 11:30 pm, Beverly Hills CA. Buried at Hillside Cemetery, Los Angeles CA.
10 May 1977 Actress and Mommie Dearest Joan Crawford dies of pancreatic cancer, New York City. Buried in Ferncliff Cemetery (Main Mausoleum, Unit 8, Alcove E, Crypt 42), Hartsdale NY. In her will, two children received $77,500, the other two nothing, "for reasons best known to them."
5 Nov 1978 Anthropologist Margaret Mead dies of pancreatic cancer, New York City. At time of death the most famous anthropologist in the world; now mostly known for having been hoaxed by native Samoans about their sex practices.
26 Apr 1984 Jazz musician Count Basie dies of pancreatic cancer, Hollywood FL.
14 Jan 1986 Actress Donna Reed dies of pancreatic cancer, at her home in Beverly Hills CA. Buried at Westwood Village Memorial Park, Los Angeles CA.
11 Feb 1986 Frank Herbert, author of Dune, dies from pancreatic cancer.
25 Sep 1988 Black sheep Billy Carter dies of pancreatic cancer, Plains GA.
2 Jun 1990 British actor Rex Harrison dies of pancreatic cancer, at his home in Manhattan.
29 Jun 1990 Novelist (and father of David Wallechinsky) Irving Wallace dies of pancreatic cancer, Los Angeles CA.
1 Jul 1991 Actor Micheal Landon dies of pancreatic and liver cancer at his home in Malibu, CA. He was diagnosed three months prior. Ashes reside at Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City CA.
6 Jan 1993 Jazz musician Dizzie Gillespie dies of pancreatic cancer, Englewood NJ.
2 Jul 1993 Actor and Munster Fred Gwynne dies of pancreatic cancer, Taneytown MD, at 8AM. He is buried in an unmarked grave. SSN: 158-22-6996.
26 Feb 1994 Comedian Bill Hicks dies of pancreatic cancer, at his parents' home, Little Rock AR.
14 Jun 1994 Composer (of among other things, the Pink Panther theme music) Henry Mancini died of pancreatic cancer, Beverly Hills CA. Cremated at Forest Lawn, Glendale CA
9 Jul 1996 Attorney Melvin Belli dies of pancreatic cancer at his home in San Francisco, CA.
14 Sep 1996 Actress Juliet Prowse dies of pancreatic cancer at her home in Holmby Hills, CA.
14 May 1997 Magician Harry Blackstone, Jr. dies of complications from pancreatic cancer. Or an E Coli infection?

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