All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Karen Black’

Ampullary Cancer Claims Life of Actress Karen Black

Karen Black, an Oscar-nominated actress famous for her roles in 70’s cult classics like ‘Easy Rider’ and ‘Five Easy Pieces,’ passed away in Los Angeles from complications related to her battle with ampullary cancer; she was 74 years-old. Black’s ampullary cancer diagnosis first came in November 2010, at which time she underwent surgery to remove infected areas of her pancreas …

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Karen Black Cancer Crowdfunding Hits Its Goal

Over two years ago, actress Karen Black was diagnosed with ampullary cancer and had one-third of her pancreas removed. According to Black’s husband, Stephen Eckelberry, after extensive chemotherapy and radiation treatments she was able to conquer her cancer. Unfortunately, her cancer has returned, and has begun spreading. After multiple operations, the Easy Rider actress, says Eckelberry, “can hardly move around …

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