Stars Who Lost Their Battle With Cancer

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Bob Marley

Legendary reggae star Bob Marley passed away from skin cancer on May 11, 1981, at the age of 36. Doctors discovered he had a malignant melanoma under the nail of one of his toes, but the musician refused to receive medical treatment due to religious beliefs.

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