Sad story ~ STEVE MCQUEEN ~ not too many people know that McQueen's life did not start out well. His father left he and his mother, and soon after, his mother left him with his great-grand-uncle. He was considered a "rebel" as a child. At age 12, he was caught stealing, and was sent to a reform school. McQueen married three times, and had 2 sons. In '79, he was diagnosed with lung cancer, and in '80 died in Juarez, Mexico trying to find a cure.