Famous people who died of lung cancer

Andre Braugher was diagnosed with lung cancer a few months before his death

Stars Insider

15/12/23 | StarsInsider


According to the World Health Organization, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide for both men and women. Of course, this also includes famous people who've lost their battle with the disease. While some stars managed to survive their cancer diagnosis, others sadly succumbed to it.

The news of Andre Braugher's sudden passing on Dec. 11 shocked fans around the world. His publicist shared that he had died following a "brief illness," and later revealed that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer just a few months before his death. The 61-year-old actor was intensely private, but in a 2014 interview, he stated that he had “stopped drinking alcohol and smoking years ago.” Braugher was best known for playing the beloved Captain Raymond Holt in the comedy series 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' for its eight seasons. He had previously played another stoic police officer in the drama series 'Homicide: Life on the Street' throughout the 1990s. Braugher is remembered fondly by countless co-stars as kind, joyful, and full of music. 

In this gallery, we remember the famous people who died of lung cancer. Click through and find out who they are. 

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