1. Peter Jennings
He was one of the anchors of the World News. At the age of 9, he started to host a children and radio show in one of the well-known network stations in Canada which was the CBC. He was a Canadian born youngster who began his media career at a very young age.
On April 2005, the anchor announced that he was being diagnosed with lung cancer and during the taped interview, he admit that he was a smoker since when he was only 20 years old. In the following month, his chemotherapy began. Hair loss and extreme treatments are few of his heartbreaking realities that he faced.
During the interview, the anchor stated that he was very happy that he found a new family in the broadcasting industry and that was one of the biggest happiness and treasures that he will cherish as long as he lives. On August 7 in the same year, four months ago after his formal announcement, the anchor passed away at their home in the city of New York.
2. Dana Reeve
She was the devoted wife of Christopher Reeve. The lady was a non-smoker but she died of lung cancer at the age of 44. She was a singer and an actress who usually appeared in Broadway and she was also one of the famous guests in a variety of TV programs like the Order and Law.
She finished her studies at Middlebury College in California. In October 2004, Christopher Reeve passed away and he left his wife, Dana and their son. In the following year, the lady was awarded by the Society of American Cancer as the “Mother of the year” for her outstanding care for their son without the presence of her husband.
On 2005, the lady announced that she was diagnosed with lung cancer and in the following months, she immediately undergone the radiation therapy and chemotherapy but the improvement of her treatment was quite short. She passed away 7 months after the diagnosis. Most of their friends and relatives were all shocked since the lady did not informed them about her situation. The lady left her thirteen year old son together with her friends and family.
3. Walt Disney
He was the founder of the World of Walt Disney. He was born in the country of Chicago in the year of 1901. Walt Disney was awarded by 26 Oscar Awards and at the early age of 16, Walt Disney united with France Red Cross.
He returned to his hometown in 1923 together with his brother and he created the Studio of Walt Disney. He was also the person behind the success of some famous cartoon characters such as Donald Duck, Goofy and Mickey Mouse and those with his animated film entitled “Snow White”.
He was a smoker and he also suffered from chronic cough. In 1966, in the month of November, Walt Disney was advised to undergo a neck surgery. Medical exams were conducted and based from the X-ray result, there was a large tumor that was located in his left lung. He also underwent pneumonectomy to remove his left lung but in just a few weeks after his operation, he passed away in one of the hospitals located near his studio.