15 awesome celebrities that died from smoking

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Just a list of really cool people that died from smoking related diseases…

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It's No Smoking Day. Now we could tell you how bad it is for you, how much money you're wasting or point out that your teeth have gone like a murky brown colour, but you know all of that.

So instead here's a list of amazing celebrities who died from smoking related illnesses (that we wish hadn't).

Famous people that died because of smoking



Jackie Onassis


64, non-hodgkins lymphoma (May 19, 1994)
The first lady was apparently a three-pack-a-day chain smoker who kept her habit secret from the public.

Patrick Swayze


The Dirty Dancing actor died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 57, and was unable to quit smoking even after he became ill. (September 14, 2009)

Dirty Dancing


Ian Fleming


The James Bond author died aged 56, heart attack (August 12, 1964)

Noel Coward


Playwright and entertainer, died aged 73, heart attack (March 26, 1973)

F.Scott Fitzgerald


The Great Gatsby author died at 44, heart attack (December 21, 1940)

Clark Gable


The Gone With the Wind actor died aged 59, heart attack (November 16, 1960)

George Harrison


The heavy smoking Beatle died from various forms of cancer, which spread from lung cancer, aged 58, (November 29, 2001)

Sammy Davis Jr.


Singer and entertainer, 64, throat cancer (May 16, 1990)

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Humphrey Bogart


The Casablanca actor died at 57, cancer of the esophagus (January 14, 1957)

Sigmund Freud


Psychologist, died aged 83 from cancer of the jaw (1939)

Ronnie Barker


The Two Ronnies comedian was a heavy smoker, died aged 76, heart attack (October 3, 2005)

Princess Margaret


The Queen's sister died in 2002 from a stroke, aged 71, having also had part of her lung removed in 1985.

Steve McQueen


Possibly one of the coolest actors ever. Died age 50, lung cancer (November 7, 1980)

Dean Martin


Musician, singer, actor, died aged 78, Emphysema (December 25, 1995)

Winston Churchill


Heavy cigar smoker, former Prime Minister Churchill nearly died several times from bouts of pneumonia, two heart attacks, and a stroke in 1953, before dying of a stroke in 1965, aged 90.

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