You Won’t Believe Who’s on this List: Celebrities that Have Battled Lung Cancer
Desi Arnaz is best known for his role on the iconic show "I Love Lucy." TV life mirrored real life for Arnaz – his co-star was his real-life wife, Lucille Ball, who played his wife on the show. Arnaz was a regular smoker for much of his life and often smoked cigarettes on the set of I Love Lucy. In 1986, Arnaz was diagnosed with lung cancer, and passed several months later on December 2, 1986, at the age of 69. Lucille telephoned him two days before his death, on what would have been their 46th wedding anniversary.