Celebs Affected by Breast Cancer

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  • Richard Roundtree
  • Minnie Riperton
  • Naomi Sims
  • Lil' Mama
  • Nas
  • Hattie McDaniel
  • Ruby Dee
  • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • Robin Roberts
  • Wanda Sykes
  • Hoda Kotb
  • Diahann Carroll
  • Patti LaBelle

Naomi Sims

One of first Black supermodels, Naomi Sims, battled breast cancer. She succumbed to the illness in Newark, New Jersey on August 3, 2009, when she was just 61 years old.  However, her iconic legacy lives on forever.

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