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45 Stars Who Died & You Probably Didn’t Know

Paul Gleason – Mesothelioma

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American actor Paul Gleason played in many TV shows and films, but most people will remember his role as the disciplinarian Assistant Principal Richard Vernon in the 80’s classic movie The Breakfast Club. He died in 2006 at age 67 from pleural mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer connected with asbestos, which he is thought to have contracted from asbestos exposure on building sites while working for his father as a teenager.