Famous people who have or have had Tracheostomies

Gabrielle Giffords (politician)

Gabrielle Giffords

Gary Coleman (actor)
Gary Colman
1968 – 2010

Christopher Reeve (actor)

  • Spinal cord injury, ventilator dependent

1952 - 2004
Elizabeth Taylor (actress) 
1932 -
Stephen Hawking (physicist)
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

1942 -
Catherine Zeta Jones (actress)
1969 -
Hank Williams, Jr. (singer)
  • Accident in 1975

1949 -
Laura Innes (actress)
1959 -
Johnny Weissmuller (actor)
1904 - 1984
Constantine P. Cavafy (poet)
1863 - 1933
Luther Vandross (singer)
1951 - 2005
Gordon Lightfoot (singer)
1938 -
Roy Horn (Magician - Siegfried & Roy)
1944 -
Jack Klugman (actor)
  • Throat cancer

1922 - 
William Rehnquist (U.S. Chief Justice)
1924 - 2005
John Paul II (Pope)
1920 - 2005
Friedrich III (German Emperor)
1831 – 1888
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (U.S. President)
1917-1963
Ariel Sharon (Israeli Prime Minister) 1928 -
Roger Ebert (Movie Critic) Roger Ebert
1942 -
Ray Davies (singer)
Ray Davies
1944 -

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Updated 01/29/11

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