Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti performs during part of his round-the-world farewell tour concert at the Capital Gymnasium on December 10, 2005, in Beijing, China. He died from pancreatic cancer on September 6, 2007.
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Actor Patrick Swayze attends a photocall to promote the latest version of West End musical 'Guys and Dolls' cast on June 5, 2006, in London, England. Swayze died after battling pancreatic cancer on September 14, 2009.
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Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, died on Oct. 5, 2011, after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
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US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates in the courts official photo session on October 8, 2010, at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Ginsburg underwent surgery related to pancreatic cancer in 2009.
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A number of public figures have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.