Mr. T – The Chicago native was Hulk Hogan’s wrestling partner in 1985′s Wrestlemania. Ten years later, he KO’ed T-Cell Lymphoma (fitting). Mr. T’s motto: “You’ve got to have a set back in order to have a come back.”
Junior Wells – Legendary Chicago blues harmonica player, Junior Wells died in 1998 of Lymphoma.
Jim Ryan – Former attorney general. Non-hodgkin’s superstar.
Joey Ramone – My favorite, the lead singer of The Ramones. That’s right, the funny looking guy who’s band never made a dime, never played a song more than a minute long, and changed rock and roll forever. Joey died of Lymphoma in 2001 at the age of 49.
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy Onassis – Jackie O died of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Gene Wilder – Actor, comedian, producer, director and husband to Saturday Night Live star Gilda Radner, who died of ovarian cancer. Wilder was diagnosed with Lymphoma.
Mickey Mantle, Jr. – Never made it to the majors like his famous dad, but still a switch hitter. Died of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Charles Lindbergh – Flew across the ocean. Lymphoma took him in 1974.
King Hussein of Jordan – Died in 1999 of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Paul Allen – Microsoft ga-billionaire beat Hodgkin’s.
Mark Fields – Football player. I, therefore, have never heard of him. Survived Hodgkin’s.