- Gary Cooper was an iconic American screen actor
- He was one of the first major celebrities to be affected by cancer
This is unfortunately how Gary Cooper died. The actor was diagnosed with prostate cancer. In April 1960, he started treatment in a Boston hospital. The doctors found that the cancer had already formed metastases in the colon. Cooper then underwent another operation. Then everything fell apart. The cancer also spread to his lungs and bones, and he didn't have long to live.
Gary Cooper Inspired Many Great Actors After Him
The High Noon actor is said to have found out in February 1961 that he would not survive the illness. He lost the fight just a few months later. Gary Cooper died on May 14, 1961, at the age of 60 as a result of prostate cancer and so, his life came to a tragic end. The death of Gary Cooper was truly an event that galvanized the end of an era in Hollywood...
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