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Dead at age 76

1,428 Notable deaths

Stephen Hawking

British theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author (1942–2018).

Born January 8th, 1942 in Oxford. [ref]

Died March 14th, 2018 at 76 years old in Cambridge (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). [ref]

Albert Einstein

German-born theoretical physicist; developer of the theory of relativity (1879–1955).

Born March 14th, 1879 in Ulm. [ref]

Died April 18th, 1955 at 76 years old in Princeton (abdominal aortic aneurysm). [ref]

Aretha Franklin

American singer, songwriter, and pianist (1942-2018).

Born March 25th, 1942 in Memphis.

Died August 16th, 2018 at 76 years old in Detroit (pancreatic cancer). [ref]

Boris Yeltsin

Soviet and russian politician, 1st president of russia (1931-2007).

Born February 1st, 1931 in Butka. [ref]

Died April 23rd, 2007 at 76 years old in Moscow (heart failure). [ref]

Rue McClanahan

American actress and comedian (1934-2010).

Born February 21st, 1934 in Healdton.

Died June 3rd, 2010 at 76 years old in New York City (cerebral hemorrhage). [ref]

Florence Foster Jenkins

American soprano, renowned for her lack of musical skill and singing ability.

Born July 19th, 1868 in Pennsylvania.

Died November 26th, 1944 at 76 years old in New York City (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Jack Lemmon

American actor (1925–2001).

Born February 8th, 1925 in Newton. [ref]

Died June 27th, 2001 at 76 years old in Los Angeles (bladder cancer). [ref]

T. S. Eliot

Us-born british poet (1888–1965).

Born September 26th, 1888 in St. Louis. [ref]

Died January 4th, 1965 at 76 years old in Kensington (pulmonary emphysema). [ref]

Jack Kirby

American comic book artist, writer and editor.

Born August 28th, 1917 in New York City. [ref]

Died February 6th, 1994 at 76 years old in Thousand Oaks (heart failure). [ref]

Raymond Burr

Canadian actor (1917–1993).

Born May 21st, 1917 in New Westminster.

Died September 12th, 1993 at 76 years old in Sonoma (kidney cancer).

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