Stars Who Lost Loved Ones to Breast Cancer
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1. Maya Rudolph lost her mom Minnie Riperton to breast cancer at the tender age of six. (AP)
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2. Nas’s mom, Anne Jones, died of breast cancer in 2002. He tended to her until the end and she died in his arms. (UrbanDaily)
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3. Lenny Kravitz lost his mom, Roxie Roker, to breast cancer in 1985 when she was 66 years old and Lenny was around 30. (AP)
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4. Zoe Kravitz lost her grandmother,Roxie Roker, to breast cancer when she was five and Al Roker also lost his 1st cousin.
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5. Kelly Price lost her mother-in-law to breast cancer in 1999. Her mom was also diagnosed but is in remission. That experience inspired her to make the Look 2 Live foundation that not only helps the patient deal with their condition but to help the family as well. (AP)
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6. Bill Clinton lost his mom to breast cancer less than a year after he became President of the U.S. (AP)
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7. When Bernie Mac was just sixteen years old, he lost his beloved mother to breast cancer. R.I.P. Bernie – Still miss you.
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8. Madonna was five years old when she lost her mom to breast cancer. Her mom was 30. (AP)
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9. The Arquette siblings David, Patricia, Alexis and Rosanna lost their mom to breast cancer in 1997 at the age of 58 . Patricia & Rosanna above.
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10. Condoleezza Rice lost her mom Angelena Rice to breast cancer in 1985. Her mom was 61 years old. (AP)
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11. Rosie O’Donnell lost her mom to breast cancer when Rosie was 10 years old in 1973. (AP)
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12. Paul McCartney lost his wife Linda of 29 years to breast cancer. When he was 14 he also lost his mother to breast cancer.
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13. Chelsea Handler still tears up when talking about her mom Rita whom she lost to breast cancer in 2006. (AP)
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14. Oscar de la Hoya’s mother Cecilia died of breast cancer in 1990 at the age of 38. (AP)
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15. Lil Mama lost her mother to breast cancer in 2007. She was only 18 years old.
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16. Nancy Brinker lost her sister, Susan G. Komen, to breast cancer and founded the Susan G. Komen for the Cure in her honor.
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