Prostate Cancer


9 Nov 1970 French statesman Charles de Gaulle dies of prostate cancer, Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises France. It should be noted that November 9 is Blutzeuge, the Nazi "Day of National Memory."
3 Jun 1989 Iranian cleric Ayatollah Khomeini dies from prostate cancer, Tehran.
12 Aug 1989 Scientist and co-inventor of the transistor, William Shockley dies of prostate cancer at his home on the Stanford University campus.
22 Nov 1993 Actor Bill Bixby (who played David Banner in The Incredible Hulk) dies of prostate cancer.
4 Dec 1993 Musician and iconoclast Frank Zappa dies from prostate cancer, at his home in Laurel Canyon, CA.
6 Dec 1993 Actor Don Ameche dies of prostate cancer, Scottsdale AZ, having had the disease sixty years.
22 Jan 1994 Actor and lollipop sucker Telly Savalas dies of prostate cancer, Universal City CA. He is buried at Forest Lawn in Hollywood Hills, CA.
8 Jul 1994 Actor Dick Sargent, the second Darin on Bewitched, dies of prostate cancer at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was cremated.
19 Aug 1994 Scientist and two-time Nobel prizewinner Linus Pauling dies of prostate cancer at his ranch, Big Sur CA. He claimed that his hyperdosages of Vitamin C delayed the disease for 20 years, but that's just bullshit.
8 Jan 1996 Former French President François Mitterand dies from prostate cancer in Paris.
31 May 1996 LSD guru Timothy Leary dies of prostate cancer in his sleep at his home in Beverly Hills CA. His plans to commit suicide online never came to fruition.
7 Sep 1997 Former Zaire dictator Mobutu Sese-Seko dies of prostate cancer, in exile in Morocco.
28 Sep 2000 Two-time former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau dies of prostate cancer at his home in Montréal. While that city's airport now sports Trudeau's name, attempts to rename Logan Mountain after the man have been abandoned.
15 Jun 2003 Actor (and husband of Jessica Tandy) Hume Cronyn dies of prostate cancer, at his home in Fairfield CT.
1 Jul 2003 Jazz musician Herbie Mann dies of prostate cancer six years after it is diagnosed, at his home in Santa Fe NM.

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