Lon Chaney (aka Leonidas Frank Chaney), the silent film star famous for his roles in ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ and ‘The Phantom of the Opera’, died from lung cancer in Los Angeles on 26 August 1930 – he was 47.
To mark the day, here is a newspaper obituary of Chaney that was published in the ‘Nottingham Evening Post’ on the day that he died.
Nottingham Evening Post – Tuesday 26 August 1930
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