Johnnie Cochran (2005)

When & How Did Johnnie Cochran Die?

“In the late 1980’s, He was always talking on his cell phone” (4:30)

Larry king Live-Cell phones: Dangerous or Safe? – CNN

“died Tuesday afternoon after suffering from an inoperable brain tumor”



Elected Representatives



US Senator John McCain ( July 2017 glioblastoma )

McCain, 80, has a glioblastoma, one of the most common but also one of the most malignant brain tumors. It can be treated with chemotherapy and radiation, but medical experts said it almost always grows back.



US Senator Ted Kennedy ( 2009 malignant Glioma )

Ted Kennedy’s Death : Analysis of Glioma

“Senator Kenndy suffered from a glioma in the left parietal lobe, which is important for sensory functions on the right side, especially visual senses. The causes of brain tumor are unknown as it may be either hereditary, environmental or in some cases, it is both.  One may inherit a certain gene that would cause brain tumor or are affected by environmental factors such as food, radiation or chemicals, which can cause changes in the gene, resulting in formation of tumors.”

The Long Goodbye to Camelot: Ted Kennedy’s Brain Tumor

Dr. Ian Armstong Board of Neurological Surgery

” Particular Kind of Brain Cancer from which Senator Kennedy Died – The type of brain cancer that Senator Kennedy had is a highly-lethal form of brain tumor. They are difficult to treat and have a grim prognosis. Tumors of the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) make up 2.2% of cancer deaths in the U.S. each year. There are approximately 30,000 primary brain tumors diagnosed annually. About 15,000 are gliomas, making this category of tumor the most common type of brain tumor. Approximately one half of these gliomas are malignant gliomas, the category of tumor Kennedy had. Gliomas represent a broad category of brain tumors. They arise from the supporting cells of the brain called glia. Glia is further subdivided into: astrocytes, ependymal cells and oligodendroglial cells. Gliomas that arise from the astrocytes,(astrocytomas), are the most common tumor. Gliomas are importantly divided by a grading system: Grade one through four, with grades one and two the lowest grade and least aggressive. Grades three and four are considered malignant gliomas and have a poor prognosis. Grade three is sometimes referred to as anaplastic astrocytoma, and grade four is referred to as glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) – which carries the worst prognosis.”

Kennedy: ‘I feel like a million bucks’ after brain surgery – June 2, 2008

DURHAM, N.C. — A complex surgery on Sen. Edward Kennedy’s cancerous brain tumor was successful.   Read more at

Ted Kennedy’s Death: Analysis of Glioma




Beau Biden (2015)

Did Cell Phone Radiation Cause Brain Tumor Of VP Joe Biden’s Son Beau Biden? – RF SAFE


Jimmy Carter (2015 melanoma)

Carter speaks about his Brain Cancer (Aug 2015)

How being 91 helped Jimmy Carter battle cancer

Four small lesions on his brain – ABC News

Massachusetts Senator Kenneth Donnelly (2017)

State senator dies after battling brain tumor

By Felicia Gans  APRIL 03, 2017

State Senator Kenneth Donnelly, an Arlington Democrat and 37-year veteran of the Lexington Fire Department, has died from complications of brain cancer, according to a statement from his office. He was 66.

Donnelly, whose district includes Arlington, Billerica, Burlington, Lexington, and Woburn, was elected to the Senate in 2008. He had been serving as assistant majority leader, according to the Legislature’s website.

 In August, after not feeling well during votes on Beacon Hill, Donnelly sought medical help at a walk-in clinic.  He was then taken to Massachusetts General Hospital, where doctors operated on a cancerous brain tumor.

Cindy Friedman, Donnelly’s chief of staff, said in a statement Sunday night that the senator “gallantly battled” the tumor for eight months.

NDP MP Paul Dewar (2018)




Sheryl Crow ( 2011 meningioma )

“I did hours on the old archaic cell phones”  .

“Her tumor, which is “about the size of the end of [her] pinkie” is located in the right temporal area.”


John Newman (2016)

Newman is to have surgery and radiotherapy after brain tumour returns for the SECOND time – Sun UK

John Newman insists he’s “so positive” despite his brain tumour returning and tells fans not to worry  – Mirror

Gord Downie (2016 Glioblastoma – temporal lobe )

Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie Diagnosed with Terminal Brain Cancer – People Magazine May 24 2016

Gord Downie’s glioblastoma – CBC May 24 2016

Tragically Hip play on while battling brain cancer – Global News May 24 2016

Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie dead at 53  –  CBC  Oct 18, 2017  



Johnny Ruffo ( 2017 )   Actor / Singer in Australia


Mary Tyler Moore ( 2011 Meningioma )

underwent surgery in May 2011 to remove a benign meningioma[42][43]

Bert Convy  ( 1991 )

TV Host, well known for Tattletales, Super Password, and Win, Lose or Draw


Meredith MacRae  ( 2000 )

Actor / Singer – known for her roles as Sally Ann on My Three Sons and as Billie Jo on Petticoat Junction

Kim Walker  ( 2001 )

Actor –  Walker developed brain cancer and died in 2001 at the age of 32

Renee Baio ( Wife of Scott Baio )   June 2015

Scott Baio’s Wife Renee Diagnosed with Brain Tumor – ‘I Want to Bring Awareness to This’ – People Magazine

“Renee, Bailey and I will get through this and along the way maybe help educate others to get checked out (MRI with contrast) as 6,500 people each year, mostly women get these tutors.””  ETNews


Cole Eicher ( 2014 Meningioma )

Young actor was in Dolphin Tale 2 and now helps raise funds to fight cancer



Ethel Merman (   Glioblastoma )


Kate Walsh ( 2015  Meningioma )

Actress best known for her role in the TV series “Grey’s Anatomy”

Walsh stated on ABC News

” It was this big, as big as a small Lemon, over 5 Centimetres, in my front left lobe ”   



Lynn Kohlman ( 2008 )

Fashion model, photographer, author



Kathi Goertzen ( 1998 meningioma ) Seatle Komo News Anchor (ABC) cancer in the brain stem/neck

Dave Benton ( 2015 ) who worked for WCIA-TV in Champaign, Illinois,  died after a brave battle with brain cancer

Bob Dumas (2007) radio host at G105 in Raleigh

Julie Chang (2013) KTTV “Good Day LA” Los Angeles

April Simpson (2010) KTVI Fox 2 news

Corinne Day ( 2010 ) British photographer / Fashion Model, died at age 48


Gene Siskel (1999)  Reporter : Movie Reviews 1975 to 1999 on “Siskel and Ebert”

Maria Menounos (2017) leaves E!News to battle with Brain Tumour




 Jeffrey Weiss  ( 2016 Glioblastoma – temporal lobe )

Dallas Newspaper Reporter,  Reports on his own Brain Tumour Story – Dec 2016





Brian Doyle (2016) Author in Oregon



Scott Hamilton ( 2016 Craniopharyngeomas ) Figure Skater Canada

Matt Cappotelli (2017) Brain Tumour Returns

Gary Carter ( 2011 Glioblastoma )   baseball player,  Mets & Expos, died after a 10-month battle with brain cancer

Darren Dalton ( 2017 )  baseball, Pirates

Frank Dezelan,  a major league home plate umpire,  major leagues from 1966-1971. Surgery to remove a brain tumor ended his career when he was 42.

Lanny Harris ( 1991 ) Umpire in National League for 7 seasons,   In 1985, he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and given six months to live.

Todd Felis  umpire logging 5000 games.  diagnosed with a brain tumor

Thomas S. Busdeker, 54, a long time umpire of high school and youth baseball was diagnosed with a malignant glioblastoma multiform

Michael Weiner, MLB’s Executive Director diagnosed with a brain tumor

 Ian Handysides ( 1990 )  – Football, died at the age of 28

Brain Tumours

More Information :


Glioma – starts in the brain or spine. arises from glial cells, most common site of gliomas is the brain.

Glioblastoma (GBM) – grade IV astrocytoma, is the most common and most aggressive cancer that begins within the brain

Anaplastic Astrocytoma – high grade gliomas (WHO grade III-IV)


Cell Phone Brain Tumors

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