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Dead at age 69

1,221 Notable deaths

David Bowie

English singer-songwriter and actor.

Born January 8th, 1947 in Brixton. [ref]

Died January 10th, 2016 at 69 years old in Manhattan (liver cancer). [ref]

Alan Rickman

English actor (1946–2016).

Born February 21st, 1946 in Hammersmith.

Died January 14th, 2016 at 69 years old in London (pancreatic cancer). [ref]

Jimmy Hoffa

American labor union leader (1913–1975).

Born February 14th, 1913 in Brazil. [ref]

Died July 30th, 1982 at 69 years old in Bloomfield Hills.

Saddam Hussein

Iraqi president, army officer and baathist politician.

Born April 28th, 1937 in Al-Awja. [ref]

Died December 30th, 2006 at 69 years old in Kadhimiya (hanging). [ref]

Muammar Gaddafi

Libyan revolutionary, politician and political theorist (1942–2011).

Born June 7th, 1942 in Qasr Abu Hadi. [ref]

Died October 20th, 2011 at 69 years old in Sirte (lynching, ballistic trauma). [ref]

Desi Arnaz

Cuban-born american musician, actor and television producer (1917-1986).

Born March 2nd, 1917 in Santiago de Cuba.

Died December 2nd, 1986 at 69 years old in Del Mar (lung cancer).

Pol Pot

Former general secretary of the communist party of kampuchea.

Born May 19th, 1928 in Prek Sbauv. [ref]

Died April 15th, 1998 at 69 years old in Anlong Veng District. [ref]

Louis Armstrong

American jazz trumpeter, composer and singer.

Born August 4th, 1901 in New Orleans. [ref]

Died July 6th, 1971 at 69 years old in New York City (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Alan Thicke

Canadian actor, songwriter and game and talk show host (1947-2016).

Born March 1st, 1947 in Kirkland Lake.

Died December 13th, 2016 at 69 years old in Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center (aortic dissection).

Harold Ramis

American actor, director, and screenwriter (1944–2014).

Born November 21st, 1944 in Chicago. [ref]

Died February 24th, 2014 at 69 years old in Chicago (vasculitis). [ref]

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For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. Kahlil Gibran