7 Artists Died of Cancer, Two of them were Young

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1NEWS – Cancer is a malignant disease that can cause death. In Indonesia alone, the death rate due to cancer is the highest after heart and stroke. Cervical and breast cancer mostly affects women, while the risk of lung and colon cancer is mostly in men.

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Artist Dies of Cancer (Instagram/@olga_lovers)

Cancer also threatens the lives of Indonesian, Korean and foreign artists. Even those who died were relatively young. Anyone? Check out the following review.


1. Kim Bo Kyung (2 February 2021)


Artist Dies of Cancer (Soompi)
Artist Dies of Cancer (Soompi)

It’s been a long time since we’ve heard from her since her marriage in 2012, Kim Bo Kyung passed away on February 2, 2021. The 44-year-old actress is known to have passed away after battling cancer for 11 years.

He last appeared on the small screen through a drama Blood (2015) as Choi Woo Sik’s wife. Kim Bo Kyung was also present at BIFAN 2018 with his co-stars in the film Epitaph (2007), Kim Tae Woo. Kim Bo Kyung is buried in his hometown, at Busan Memorial Park to be exact.


2. Dustin Diamond (February 1, 2021)


Artist Dies of Cancer (David Fisher/Shutterstock)
Artist Dies of Cancer (David Fisher/Shutterstock)

At the age of 44, actor Dustin Diamond died after being diagnosed with lung cancer. The actor who played the nerdy Screech in the TV series Saved by the Bell died on February 1, 2021.


Screech’s role in the show Disney Channel Good Morning Miss Bliss has starred Dustin Diamond from ages 11 to 23. After one season, Good Morning Miss Bliss changed name to Saved by the Bell.


3. Park Ji Hoon (11 May 2020)


Artist Dies of Cancer (Instagram/@cocohuni_)
Artist Dies of Cancer (Instagram/@cocohuni_)

Actor Park Ji Hoon, who appeared in the drama Chicago Typewriter, died on May 11, 2020. He died at the age of 31 due to stomach cancer. Besides Chicago Typewriter, Park Ji Hoon is also a supporting actor in the drama Dal Soon’s Spring in 2017.


4. Ria Irawan (6 January 2020)


Artist Dies of Cancer (Instagram/@riairawan)
Artist Dies of Cancer (Instagram/@riairawan)

Ria Irawan died on January 6, 2020 after suffering from lymph node cancer for a long time. Ria Irawan was declared cured in 2014 after undergoing chemotherapy. However, in mid-2019, Ria Irawan’s condition worsened again. Cancer cells reappeared and spread to other organs of Ria’s body, namely the uterine wall. Ria Irawan died at the age of 50 years.


5. The Great Hercules (1 August 2019)


Artist Dies of Cancer (Instagram/@agunghercules88)
Artist Dies of Cancer (Instagram/@agunghercules88)

After being diagnosed with brain cancer, Agung Hercules died on August 1, 2019. Before he died, Agung had been in a coma at Dharmanis Hospital for 3 days. Agung, who was previously known to be big and stocky, changed drastically after suffering from cancer. When he told about his illness before he died, Agung also had difficulty speaking. The late Agung is known to have died at the age of 48 years.


6. Julia Perez (June 10, 2017)


Artist Dies of Cancer (Instagram/@juliaperrezz)
Artist Dies of Cancer (Instagram/@juliaperrezz)

Julia Perez died before he was 37 years old. The woman who is familiarly called Jupe died because of cervical cancer. Prior to his death, Jupe was treated intensively for 5 months at Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Central Jakarta. Jupe has been suffering from stage 2 cervical cancer since September 2014 and has undergone a number of treatments, including at a hospital in Singapore.


In 2015, Jupe was declared completely cured and then appeared bald to show his concern for cancer sufferers. However, in December 2016, Jupe’s cancer had actually reached stage 4. Jupe’s life was not saved even though he had undergone several surgeries.


7. Olga Syahputra (27 March 2015)


Artist Dies of Cancer (Instagram/@olga_lovers)
Artist Dies of Cancer (Instagram/@olga_lovers)

Olga Syahputra died at the age of 32. Before she died, Olga had “disappeared” from the screen because she was undergoing treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. Olga Syahputra is known to have lymph cancer and breathed his last on March 27, 2015. His extended family was beside Olga in her last moments, including Billy Syahputra who had just arrived in Singapore on the day of his brother’s death after receiving a call from the doctor.


Those are some of the celebrities from the country and the world who died of cancer. What do you think?



Contributor: Neressa Prahastiwi

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