Famous people who died at the age of 70.

This is list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 70 years old.

The list below is ordered by the person's date of death.

Nicolaus Copernicus

Scientist. Deceased
Died on May 24th, 1543
Died at the age of 70

Hans Christian Andersen

Author. Deceased
Died on August 4th, 1875
Died at the age of 70
Liver cancer.

Rutherford B. Hayes

US President. Deceased
Died on January 17th, 1893
Died at the age of 70
Heart attack.

Paul Castellano

Mob boss. Deceased
Died on December 16th, 1985
Died at the age of 70
Shot dead by assassins.

Stanley Kubrick

Film director. Deceased
Died on March 7th, 1999
Died at the age of 70
Died from a heart attack in his sleep.

Kim Jong-il

North Korean leader. Deceased
Died on December 17th, 2011
Died at the age of 70


English singer. Deceased
Died on December 28th, 2015
Died at the age of 70
Prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia and congestive heart failure.

Greg Antonacci

Actor. Deceased
Died on September 20th, 2017
Died at the age of 70

Rush Limbaugh

Talk-show host. Deceased
Died on February 17th, 2021
Died at the age of 70
Lung cancer.

Statistics about the 70-year-olds above.

Statistics about the 9 celebrity deaths above:

  • 100% of the deaths in the 70 age group were male.
  • These deaths make up 2% of our database (9/600).
  • 11% of them were murdered or assassinated.
  • Out of the 9 people on this list, 33% passed away due to cancer.
  • 33% of them died from a heart attack.

Other ages.

Other ages that celebrities died at.

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