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In the year 1987

503 Notable deaths

Andy Warhol

American artist, film director, and producer (1928–1987).

Born August 6th, 1928 in Pittsburgh. [ref]

Died February 22nd, 1987 at 58 years old in New York City (heart arrhythmia). [ref]

Rita Hayworth

American actress, dancer and director (1918-1987).

Born October 17th, 1918 in New York City. [ref]

Died May 14th, 1987 at 68 years old in Upper West Side (Alzheimer's disease). [ref]

Kishore Kumar

Indian singer and actor (1929-1987).

Born August 4th, 1929 in Khandwa.

Died October 13th, 1987 at 58 years old in Mumbai (cardiovascular disease).

M. G. Ramachandran

Film actor, chief minister of tamil nadu (1917-1987).

Born January 17th, 1917 in Kandy.

Died December 29th, 1987 at 70 years old in Chennai.

James Baldwin

American writer (1924–1987).

Born August 2nd, 1924 in Harlem. [ref]

Died December 1st, 1987 at 63 years old in Saint-Paul-de-Vence (stomach cancer). [ref]

Fred Astaire

American actor, dancer, singer (1899–1987).

Born May 10th, 1899 in Omaha. [ref]

Died June 22nd, 1987 at 88 years old in Los Angeles (pneumonia). [ref]


German nazi leader (1894-1987).

Born April 26th, 1894 in Alexandria. [ref]

Died August 17th, 1987 at 93 years old in Spandau Prison (asphyxia). [ref]


American pianist (1919–1987).

Born May 16th, 1919 in West Allis.

Died February 4th, 1987 at 67 years old in Palm Springs (pneumonia).

Lee Marvin

American actor (1924–1987).

Born February 19th, 1924 in New York City. [ref]

Died August 29th, 1987 at 63 years old in Tucson (myocardial infarction). [ref]

R. Budd Dwyer

American politician noted for his public suicide at a news conference (1939-1987).

Born November 21st, 1939 in St. Charles.

Died January 22nd, 1987 at 47 years old in Harrisburg (ballistic trauma).

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Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do? Epicurus