Activist Sacheen Littlefeather’s Cause of Death Due to Cancer
We have to inform you of the devastating news of the native American actress and activist’s death on October 2, 2022, at the age of 75, who declined Marlon Brando’s Oscar. Sacheen Littlefeather’s cause of death was announced.
She is well-known after Marlon Brando won the best actor Oscar in 1973 for his role in the Godfather but did not attend the ceremony, protesting in support of Indigenous rights.
On Brando’s behalf, Littlefeather appeared at the event and while she was giving a short speech, she declined to accept the award and explained the actor’s refusal was due, in part, to “the treatment of American Indians today by the film industry … and on television, in movie reruns.”
She once talked about her childhood and how challenging and tough it was for her. As she said her parents were mentally ill and unable to raise her. So she was raised by her maternal grandparents from the young age of three.
Littlefeather received different reactions after her speech like actor John Wayne assaulted her while he was held back by security guards backstage or people backstage reportedly made offensive gestures. As the result, She was blacklisted by Hollywood after the ceremony.
Although in August of that year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences issued a formal apology to Littlefeather over her treatment. Some part of this statement is: “The abuse you endured because of this statement was unwarranted and unjustified.”
Added: “The emotional burden you have lived through and the cost to your own career in our industry are irreparable. For too long the courage you showed has been unacknowledged. For this, we offer both our deepest apologies and our sincere admiration.”
After that Littlefeather gave them an answer which was; “Regarding the Academy’s apology to me, we Indians are very patient people – it’s only been 50 years! We need to keep our sense of humor about this at all times. It’s our method of survival.”
When she was asked about when she decided to be an activist, she answered: as a small child, she hit her father with a broom to stop him from beating her mother. “I think that’s when I really became an activist.”
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About her sickness and Sacheen Littlefeather’s cause of death, years ago, said she was very, very ill with breast cancer. She added that her memory is not as good as it used to be due to all the chemotherapy and daily antibiotics that she was taking for quite some time.
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She explained more about it and said: “I’m very tired all the time because cancer is a full-time job: the CT scans, MRIs, laboratory blood work, medical visits, chemotherapy, infectious disease control doctors, etc, etc. If you’re lazy, you need not apply for cancer.”
She had her special point of view on death and believed she is going to another place, to the world of my ancestors. “I’m saying goodbye to you … I’ve earned the right to be my true self.”
On social media, messages of condolences were sent to Sacheen Littlefeather’s family and loved ones. His friends shared their sadness through their Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages. May he rest in peace.
Aunchita shared on social media: “She was so inspirational. even after the intense backlash she received from possibly the most influential people she kept fighting for native American rights. not a lot of people have the conviction and resilience to do that. rip”
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