Little House on the Prairie stars: Michael Landon died from pancreatic cancer a mere two years after Victor French died of lung cancer. Both men were 54 years old when they died, and both were only diagnosed with their respective illnesses a few months before their deaths.
Victor French (Isaiah Edwards) Victor French began his TV career as a stuntman in westerns then graduated to bit parts in 'Gunsmoke,' in which he reportedly appeared 23 times. He and Michael Landon got along famously and often worked together, appearing with the actor in 'Bonanza,' Highway to Heaven' and 'Little House.' Following his stint on 'Little House,' French went on to star in 'Carter County.' He passed away from lung cancer in 1989.