Table of contents:
- James Michael Tyler
- Willie Garson
- Helen McCrory
- Tatiana Protsenko
- Post stamps
- Ivan Marchenko
- Sarah Harding
- Daniel Leone
- Libushe Shafrankova
- Peter Scolari
They fought against cancer for a long time, but ultimately the disease won. We remember 10 stars, whose lives were taken away by cancer in 2021.
While every day we look at the statistics of victims from coronavirus, in oncology this figure has been very large for many years. Cancer spares no one - neither adults nor children. Some are more fortunate, and they manage to defeat the disease: some for a while, others for a long life.
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However, for the heroes of this collection, the fight is over - we present 10 celebrities who have died of cancer.
James Michael Tyler
"Friends" is a series for the ages. And James Michael Tyler is forever Gunter for us, working at the Central Perk cafe. The actor learned about oncology in 2018 - then the prostate cancer was already in the fourth stage: the tumor had spread to other organs and parts of the body by that time. Due to serious complications (in particular, paralysis), James Michael could not even take part in the filming of the special episode "Friends".
On October 25, 2021, it became known that Tyler had passed away a day earlier. The actor died at the age of 59. “Michael's loved ones knew him as an actor, musician, cancer awareness campaigner and loving husband,” reads the message from the deceased's family.
Willie Garson played a minor character in Sex and the City, but it’s impossible to imagine the story of four girlfriends without the charming gay Stanford Blatch. Alas, Willie will no longer be in the continuation of the legendary series: he passed away on September 21, 2021. Garson was only 57 years old.
It is known that the actor has been struggling with oncology for a long time. “The Sex and the City family has lost one of their members. Our wonderful Willie Garson. His spirit and dedication was present every day during filming. He was there giving us everything even when he was sick,”said executive producer Michael Patrick King. Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Davis and other key actors of Sex and the City also expressed their condolences.
In April 2021, the world said goodbye to Helen McCrory. The 52-year-old actress has died of cancer, although the exact diagnosis has not been reported. This was what Helen herself wanted, who begged to leave her illness a secret and continued filming until the very end. Relatives noted that "she died as she lived - fearlessly."
In Russia, the actress was remembered for the role of Narcissa Malfoy - the wife of Lucius Malfoy and mother of Draco - in a series of films about Harry Potter. The creator of the magical universe, J.K. Rowling, also expressed her condolences. “I am devastated to hear of the death of Helen McCrory, an outstanding actress and wonderful woman who left us too early,” said the British writer.
Tatiana Protsenko became famous throughout the country as a child, playing Malvina in the Soviet film tale "The Adventures of Buratino".
In 2018, the actress was diagnosed with cancer. “Yes, a test has come into my life: I have oncology. This is just a test, but not the end. It was given to me in order to move to a new stage of life and understand that it is beautiful, to become even stronger,”said Tatiana.
Alas, in May 2021, the struggle ended not in favor of Protsenko - she was only 53 years old. “It happened at 10:30 am today, she died in intensive care at the hospital. Oncology. She fought for almost three years, and now, alas,”said the husband of the late actress Aleksey Voytyuk.
American serial actress and producer Marki Post died in August 2021 at the age of 70. Over the past four years, the woman has been struggling with cancer, but has not been able to defeat the disease. The actress worked until the last: even when she was told about the diagnosis, she refused to take a break from her career.So, her last works were the film "Four Christmases and the Wedding" and the TV series "The Kids Are Alright".
Also Marki Post is known for her roles in the projects "Clinic", "Chicago Police" and "Everybody's Crazy About Mary."
In March 2021, the star of the TV series "Matchmakers", "Female Doctor" and "Cop Wars" Ivan Marchenko did not become. The actor was barely 43 years old. He was battling bone cancer and was overwhelmed with optimism: he underwent several surgeries and courses of chemotherapy. However, the disease was still stronger. Marchenko's death was reported by his wife with a short message on social networks: "Vanya is no more."
On September 5, 2021, 2 months before her 40th birthday, Sarah Harding, the ex-soloist of the popular group Girls Aloud, died. In August 2020, the vocalist admitted that she was fighting breast cancer, which had already spread to other organs by that time. In March 2021, Sarah honestly admitted that she would not live to see Christmas, since the disease is incurable, which, unfortunately, happened. Her mother told about the death of the 39-year-old singer: "This morning she peacefully left us."
“I know that she will not want to be remembered in connection with the struggle with this terrible disease. She was a bright, shining star, and I hope that she can be remembered just like that,”the woman says.
In October 2021, at the age of 28, the former goalkeeper of the Italian "Regina" Daniel Leone died. The cause of death is cancer. In 2014, the football player was diagnosed with a brain tumor: timely surgery and chemotherapy helped the athlete overcome the disease and return to football a year later.
Alas, in 2017, the disease returned. Leone underwent a second operation, but did not appear on the field anymore, focusing on treatment. Perhaps it was this decision that gave him four more years of life.
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Czechoslovak and Czech actress Libuse Shafrankova became famous in all CIS countries 50 years ago. Then the 19-year-old girl played the main role in the cult film Three Nuts for Cinderella.
Having become popular, Libuše also starred in other fabulous films - "The Little Mermaid", "The Third Prince", "The Prince and the Evening Star", "Kolya". The last film, by the way, won an Oscar. Since 2009, the actress began to have serious health problems, to which lung cancer was added in 2014. In June 2021, Shafrankova died: she was 68 years old.
On October 22, 2021, it became known about the death of American actor Peter Scolari, known for his roles in such films and TV series as Bosom Friends, Newhart and Murphy Brown. In 2016, Scolari won an Emmy for his role as Ted Horvath in Girls.
About two years ago, Peter was diagnosed with cancer. The artist focused on treatment, but could not overcome the disease: Scolari died at the age of 66.
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