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1. Charles M. Schulz An American cartoonist best known for his Peanuts comic strip. In 1999, he suffered a stroke and discovered that he had colon cancer that had spread. He died on February 12th, 2000 of complications from colon cancer.
2. Darryl Eugene Strawberry A former American baseball player, he was one of the most feared sluggers throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. He was diagnosed with colon cancer 1998. In 1999, he made a comeback, but wasn't his old self. He is still alive today.
3. Elizabeth Montgomery An American film and television actress who is best remembered for her roles in Samantha Stephens in Bewitched and Lizzie Borden in The Legend of Lizzie Borden. She was diagnosed in the spring of 1995. Unwilling to die in a hospital, she had no chance of recovery, she finally decided to return to her home in Beverly Hills where she died in the company of her children and husband, on May 18th, 1995.
4. Milton Berle An Emmy-winning American comedian and actor, in April 2001, Berle was told that he had a cancerous tumor in his colon, but refused surgery. Berle died on March 27th, 2002 in Los Angeles, California.
5. Ronald Reagan Was diagnosed with colon cancer in 1985 and skin cancer two years later, both were removed. He died in 2004 after 10 years of struggle against Alzheimer's.
6. Sharon Osbourne I think you know who Sharon Osbourne is, wife of Ozzy Osbourne, and famous for her presence in The Osbournes. She was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2002. The doctors said she had a 33 percent chance of survival and she recovered, and is still alive today.
7. Tony Snow An American political commentator, news anchor, syndicated columnist, radio host and the third White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush. He was first diagnosed in February 2005 and underwent surgery. About a year later the cancer reoccurred. He died on July 12th, 2008 after the cancer had spread to his liver.
8. Vince Lombardi An American football coach, he was head coach of the Green Bay Packers (1959-1967) and Washington Redskins for the 1969 season. He was diagnosed in June, 1970. He died on September 3rd, 1970 at the age of 57.
9. Corazon Aquino, former president of the Philippines
10. Claude Debussy, renowned French composer in the romantic/modern eras.
11. Babe Didrikson Zaharias , American athlete
12. Conrad Furey, Canadian painter
13. Pope John Paul II
14. Carolyn Jones, actress, known for playing Morticia Addams in "The Addams Family". Diagnosed with colon cancer in 1982, died one year later in 1983.
15. H.P. Lovecraft, Fiction writer
16. Marilyn Martinez, Hispanic American stand up comedian and actress
17. Lois Maxwell, Canadian actress, known for originating the role of Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond movies, died September 29 2007
18. Jeff Moss, co-founder of Sesame Street
19. Rod Roddy, previous announcer for "The Price Is Right," died at age 66, 2 years after diagnosis
20. Mstislav Rostropovich, one of the greatest cellists of all time, died April 27, 2007
21. Joel Siegel, movie critic and host of "Good Morning America," died at age 64, 10 years after diagnosis
22. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
23. Terry Jones Actor best known for Monty Python.