Canadian actors who died due to Kidney cancer

Here are 1 famous actors from Canada died in Kidney cancer:

Raymond Burr

Raymond Burr (May 21, 1917 New Westminster-September 12, 1993 Healdsburg) also known as Raymond William Stacey Burr, Raymond William Stacy Burr, Ray Burr or Ray was a Canadian actor, television director and teacher.

Burr started his acting career on Broadway before transitioning to film, where he starred in over 50 movies. However, he is best known for his work on television, especially for his portrayal of the titular character in the legal drama series "Perry Mason," which aired from 1957 to 1966. He also starred in the crime drama series "Ironside" as the titular character, a police detective who became paralyzed from the waist down after being shot on the job.

Burr was one of the first actors to publicly acknowledge his homosexuality, though he kept his private life guarded. He was an advocate for gay rights and served as the honorary chairman of the United States Committee for the United Nations World Refugee Year in 1959. In addition to his acting career, Burr was also a passionate philanthropist, supporting organizations such as the National Wildlife Federation and the American Cancer Society. Burr passed away from cancer at the age of 76 in 1993.

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