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Dead at age 78

1,450 Notable deaths

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Indian nationalist leader and nonviolence advocate (1869–1948).

Born October 2nd, 1869 in Porbandar. [ref]

Died January 30th, 1948 at 78 years old in Gandhi Smriti (ballistic trauma). [ref]

Dwight D. Eisenhower

President of the united states from 1953 to 1961.

Born October 14th, 1890 in Denison. [ref]

Died March 28th, 1969 at 78 years old in Walter Reed Army Medical Center (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Dean Martin

American singer, actor, comedian and film producer (1917-1995).

Born June 7th, 1917 in Steubenville. [ref]

Died December 25th, 1995 at 78 years old in Beverly Hills (pulmonary emphysema, small cell carcinoma). [ref]

Robert Durst

American real-estate heir and convicted murderer (1943–2022).

Born April 12th, 1943 in New York City.

Died January 10th, 2022 at 78 years old in San Joaquin General Hospital (COVID-19). [ref]

George Jung

Major player in the cocaine trade in the united states in the 1970s and early 1980s.

Born August 6th, 1942 in Boston.

Died May 5th, 2021 at 78 years old in Weymouth (kidney failure, liver failure). [ref]

Eleanor Roosevelt

American politician, diplomat, activist; first lady of the united states (1884-1962).

Born October 11th, 1884 in Manhattan. [ref]

Died November 7th, 1962 at 78 years old in Upper East Side (tuberculosis). [ref]

Ella Fitzgerald

American jazz singer (1917–1996).

Born April 25th, 1918 in Newport News. [ref]

Died August 15th, 1996 at 78 years old in Beverly Hills (stroke). [ref]

Robert Forster

American actor (1941-2019).

Born July 13th, 1941 in Rochester.

Died October 11th, 2019 at 78 years old in Los Angeles (brain cancer). [ref]

Jeff Beck

English guitarist (1944–2023).

Born June 24th, 1944 in Wallington.

Died January 10th, 2023 at 78 years old in Wadhurst (bacterial meningitis). [ref]

Helen Reddy

Australian singer (1941–2020).

Born October 25th, 1941 in Melbourne.

Died September 29th, 2020 at 78 years old in Los Angeles. [ref]

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Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. William Saroyan