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Saturday, March 13, 2010
Ustad Vilayat Khan (August 8, 1928 –March 13, 2004) was one of India's well known sitar maestros. He recorded his first 78-RPM disc at the age of 8, and gave his last concert in 2004 at the age of 75. He died from lung cancer in 2004.
Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California. He suffered from Colon Cancer.
Raúl Ricardo Alfonsín (March 12, 1927 – March 31, 2009) was an Argentine lawyer, politician and statesman, who served as the President of Argentina from December 10, 1983, to July 8, 1989. Alfonsín was the first democratically-elected president of Argentina following the military government known as the National Reorganization Process. Alfonsín died on 31 March 2009, at the age of 82, after being diagnosed a year before with lung cancer.
Kylie Ann Minogue, is an Australian pop singer, songwriter, and actress. After beginning her career as a child actress on Australian television, she achieved recognition through her role in the television soap opera Neighbours, before commencing her career as a recording artist in 1987. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005. After surgery and chemotherapy treatment, she resumed her career in 2006.
Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David; later The Duke of Windsor; 23 June 1894 – 28 May 1972) was King of the United Kingdom and the British dominions, and Emperor of India from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December 1936. was diagnosed with throat cancer.
Cynthia Ellen Nixon (born April 9, 1966) is an American actress, known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series Sex and the City (1998-2010). She is an Emmy, Tony and Grammy award winning actress. She battled breast cancer.
Farrah Fawcett (February 2, 1947 – June 25, 2009) was an American actress. A multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee, Fawcett rose to international fame when she first appeared as private investigator Jill Munroe in the TV series Charlie's Angels in 1976. Fawcett was diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006.
Ayn Rand was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter. She is known for her two best-selling novels and for developing a philosophical system she called Objectivism. Rand was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1974.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Chandralekha Prabhudas Patel commonly known as just Chandralekha, was a dancer and choreographer from India. She was an exponent of performances fusing Bharatanatyam with martial arts like Kalarippayattu. She was conferred the highest award of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship in 2004. The cause of death of her was cervical cancer.
Jade Goody Dental technician appeared on British reality TV show "Big Brother". She was in controversy as she used racial abuse towards Shilpa Shetty. She diagnosed with cancer when she appeared in Indian version of “Big Brother” i.e. “Big Boss”.
Andrew McKelvey is the founder, chairman, and CEO of TMP Worldwide, the world's largest seller of yellow page ads. TMP is also owner and operator of Monster.com, the number one job placement World Wide Web site and one of the 100 most visited Web sites. He died at the age of 74 of pancreatic cancer.
Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, also known as Liz Taylor, is an Anglo-American actress. She is known for her acting skills and beauty, as well as her Hollywood lifestyle, including many marriages. Taylor is considered one of the great actresses of Hollywood's golden years, as well as a larger-than-life celebrity. She survived a benign brain tumor operation and skin cancer.
Napoleon Bonaparte was a military and political leader of France and Emperor of the French as Napoleon I, whose actions shaped European politics in the early 19th century. Napoleon's physician, Francesco Antommarchi, led the autopsy which found the cause of death to be stomach cancer.Kulwant Roy, He was an Indian photographer. As the head of an agency named "Associated Press Photographs", he was personally responsible for several iconic images of the Indian independence movement and the early years of the Republic of India. He died in New Delhi in 1984 from cancer.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Simple Kapadia was a Bollywood actress and costume designer. Her elder sister is actress Dimple Kapadia. She was the aunt of Twinkle Khanna and Rinke Khanna and sister-in-law of Rajesh Khanna. Simple Kapadia suffered from cancer for three years; she died in a hospital in Andheri, Mumbai on November 10, 2009, aged 51.
Aditya Vikram Birla was an Indian industrialist. Born into one of the largest business families of India, Birla oversaw the diversification of his group into textiles, petrochemicals and telecommunications. He was one of the first Indian industrialists to expand abroad, setting up plants in South East Asia, Philippines and Egypt, among other places. In 1993, Birla was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Dame Margaret Natalie Smith Cross, better known as Maggie Smith, is an English film, stage, and television actress who made her stage debut in 1952 and is still performing after 57 years. Considered to be one of world's greatest living actresses, she has won numerous awards for acting, including five BAFTA Awards, two Academy Awards, two Golden Globes, an Emmy Award and a Tony Award. In 2007 she was diagnosed with breast cancer but made a full recovery.
Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State (2001-2005), serving under President George W. Bush. During his military career, Powell also served as National Security Advisor (1987–1989), as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Army Forces Command (1989) and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–1993), holding the latter position during the Gulf War. Colin L. Powell underwent surgery to remove a cancerous prostate.
Robert Nesta "Bob" Marley was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist for the ska, rocksteady and reggae bands The Wailers (1964–1974) and Bob Marley & The Wailers (1974–1981). Marley remains the most widely known and revered performer of reggae music, and is credited for helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience. He died of cancer.
Nargis Dutt born Fatima Rashid but known by her screen name, Nargis, was an Indian film actress. She is widely regarded as one of the greatest actresses in the history of Hindi cinema. She made her screen debut as a child in Talash-E-Haq in 1935, but her acting carer began in 1942 with Tamanna. During a career that spanned from the 1940s to the 60s, Nargis appeared in numerous commercially successful as well as critically appreciated films, many of which featured her alongside actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor. One of her best-known roles was that of Radha in the Academy Award-nominated Mother India (1957), a performance that won her Best Actress trophies at the Filmfare Awards and the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. In 1958, Nargis married her Mother India co-star, actor Sunil Dutt, and left the film industry. She would appear infrequently in films during the 60s. Some of her films of this period include the drama Raat Aur Din (1967), for which she got the inaugural National Film Award for Best Actress. Nargis died in 1981 of pancreatic cancer.
Sir Thomas Sean Connery best known as Sean Connery, is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award winning Scottish actor and producer. He is best known for portraying the character James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983. On 12 March 2006, he announced he was recovering from surgery to remove a kidney tumour in January.Jennifer Kapoor - born Jennifer Kendal - was a British actress who married into the Kapoor family. She died of cancer in 1984.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Vijay Hazare was an Indian cricket player from the state of Maharashtra. He captained the Indian cricket team in 14 matches between 1951 and 1953. In India's 25th Test match, nearly 20 years after India achieved Test status, he led India to her first ever Test win in 1951-52 against England at Madras, winning by an innings and eight runs. He died of Cancer.
Nutan was an Indian Bollywood actress, who appeared in several successful movies of the 50s and 60s. Highly regarded for her acting abilities, Nutan was recognised as an accomplished dramatic actress, and her performances often received praises and accolades. She holds the record of winning five Filmfare Best Actress Award, the highest number of awards won by an actress. She died of Cancer at the age of 54.
Sheryl Crow is an American singer-songwriter and musician. Her music blends rock, country and pop into one mainstream sound, and she has won nine Grammy Awards. In 2006 Crow was treated for breast cancer, and had "minimally invasive" surgery in Los Angeles in February 2006, followed by radiation therapy.
Christina Applegate is an American actress. She has a established film and television career, with major roles in several pictures. Christina Applegate was diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer. But Applegate is cancer free now.
Srividya was a leading Indian Film actress of the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, in addition to being a good singer. In the latter part of her career, she concentrated on Malayalam films. Her brilliant portrayals as a mother in many films were highly acclaimed. Srividya's personal life was full of tragedies. She fought against all odds with dedication in her work until she died of breast cancer.
Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1927 - 2001), affectionately known as Gurudeva by his followers, was born in Oakland, California on January 5, 1927 and adopted Saivism as a young man. He traveled to India and Sri Lanka where he received initiation from Sage Yogaswami of Jaffna in 1949. In the 1970s he established a Hindu monastery in Kauai, Hawaii and founded the magazine Hinduism Today. The author of many books on Hinduism and metaphysics, Subramuniyaswami was one of the most prominent faces of Hinduism during the last two decades of the 20th century.
Nilu Phule was an Indian actor known for his roles in the Marathi language movies and Marathi theatre. Nilu Phule had acted in around 250 Marathi and Hindi movies during his film career. Nilu Phule died on 13 July 2009, aged 78, from esophageal cancer. Phule was also a social worker, and was associated with Rashtra Seva Dal. He was one of the best actors in India.Nelson Mandela is a former President of South Africa, the first to be elected in a fully representative democratic election, who held office from 1994–99. Before that The South African courts convicted him on charges of sabotage, as well as other crimes committed while he led the movement against apartheid. In accordance with his conviction, Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island. In South Africa he is often known as Madiba, an honorary title adopted by elders of Mandela's clan. The title has come to be synonymous with Nelson Mandela. In July 2001 Mandela was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer. He was treated with a seven-week course of radiation.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Lisa Ray declared few weeks back on her blog that she is battling an incurable bone marrow cancer called multiple myeloma. The news shocked me as she was my first memorable crush and still is. I first saw her in Nusarat Fateh Ali Khan’s Music Video ‘Afreen’. And Aafreen she is. She did some awful movies in bollywood after that and moved to international movies and did well for herself. This will be really hard for her. But I am sure she will fight hard against the cancer and prolong her life as much as possible. May god give her Strength..
After knowing about Lisa Ray’s cancer troubles, I tried to find out other celebrities who were hit by cancer and I am listing all of them here. Some of them succumbed to death but some come out as winner.
Lance Armstrong is an American cyclist. After surviving a bout with testicular cancer, he won the Tour de France five consecutive times (from 1999 to 2003). His story inspires lot of cancer patients to survive and conquer the world.
Robert De Niro is an American actor. Noted for his commitment to his roles, he is also known as perfectionist. He won the Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in “Raging Bul”l and Best Supporting Actor for “The Godfather, Part II.” He has been diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 60.
Walt Disney was an American animated film producer and the creator of an American-based theme park called Disneyland and the billion-dollar corporation The Walt Disney Company. He died of complications from lung cancer on December 15, 1966.
Feroz Khan the ultimate Bollywood style icon of yesteryears and a veteran actor lost his battle against cancer. The flamboyant actor had been fighting cancer for almost a year and died at the age of 69 in his farmhouse .
Catherine Lisa Bell is an English-born American actress known for her role of Lt. Colonel Sarah MacKenzie of the television show JAG from 1997 to 2005. Currently she stars in the Lifetime Television hit series Army Wives as Denise Sherwood. When she was in her 20s, she had thyroid cancer and had to have her thyroid removed. She doesn't cover the scar on her neck because she "thinks it's kind of cool". She is all cleared with cancer now but she has to take a pill everyday for rest of her life.
Steve Jobs Steven Paul Jobs is an American businessman, co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc. and former CEO of Pixar Animation Studios. In mid-2004, Jobs announced to his employees that he had been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his pancreas. The prognosis for pancreatic cancer is usually very grim. Jobs underwent a pancreaticoduodenectomy (or "Whipple procedure") in July 2004 that appeared to successfully remove the tumor.
Patrick Wayne Swayze was an American actor, dancer and singer-songwriter. He was best-known for his roles as romantic leading men in the films Dirty Dancing and Ghost. He was named by People magazine as its "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991. Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early 2008. He continued acting until 2009, when he became too ill to do so he died on September 14, 2009 from the disease.