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Dead at age 79

1,491 Notable deaths

Elizabeth Taylor

British-american actress (1932-2011).

Born February 27th, 1932 in Hampstead Garden Suburb. [ref]

Died March 23rd, 2011 at 79 years old in Los Angeles (congestive heart failure). [ref]

Louis Mountbatten

British statesman and naval officer (1900-1979).

Born June 25th, 1900 in Windsor Castle. [ref]

Died August 27th, 1979 at 79 years old in Mullaghmore (explosion). [ref]

Anthony Eden

British soldier, diplomat and politician (1897–1977).

Born June 12th, 1897 in Durham. [ref]

Died January 14th, 1977 at 79 years old in Alvediston Manor (liver cancer). [ref]

Harold Wilson

Prime minister of the united kingdom (1964–1970, 1974–1976).

Born March 11th, 1916 in Huddersfield. [ref]

Died May 24th, 1995 at 79 years old in London (Alzheimer's disease, colorectal cancer). [ref]

Johnny Carson

American talk show host and comedian (1925–2005).

Born October 23rd, 1925 in Corning.

Died January 23rd, 2005 at 79 years old in West Hollywood (pulmonary emphysema).

Antonin Scalia

Us supreme court justice from 1986 to 2016.

Born March 11th, 1936 in Trenton. [ref]

Died February 13th, 2016 at 79 years old in Cibolo Creek Ranch (myocardial infarction). [ref]

Charles de Gaulle

President of france from 1959 to 1969.

Born November 22nd, 1890 in Lille. [ref]

Died November 9th, 1970 at 79 years old in Colombey-les-Deux-Églises (aneurysm). [ref]

Ip Man

Hong kong martial artist (1893–1972).

Born October 1st, 1893 in Foshan.

Died December 2nd, 1972 at 79 years old in Hong Kong (head and neck cancer).

Shashi Kapoor

Indian film actor and producer (1938–2017).

Born March 18th, 1938 in Kolkata.

Died December 4th, 2017 at 79 years old in Mumbai (liver cirrhosis). [ref]

Peter Fonda

American actor.

Born February 23rd, 1940 in New York City.

Died August 16th, 2019 at 79 years old in Los Angeles (lung cancer). [ref]

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I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. Gilda Radner