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Famous people who died at the age of 77.

A list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 77 years old.

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

Galileo Galilei

Scientist. Deceased
Died on January 8th, 1642
Died at the age of 77
Unknown illness.

James Buchanan

US President. Deceased
Died on June 1st, 1868
Died at the age of 77
Respiratory failure.

J. Edgar Hoover

The first Director of the FBI. Deceased
Died on May 2nd, 1972
Died at the age of 77
Heart attack.

Ayn Rand

Philosopher. Deceased
Died on March 6th, 1982
Died at the age of 77
Heart failure.

Ed Gein

Murderer. Deceased
Died on July 26th, 1984
Died at the age of 77
Lung cancer.

John Hurt

Actor. Deceased
Died on January 25th, 2017
Died at the age of 77
Pancreatic cancer.

Statistics about the 77-year-olds above.

A few statistics about the 6 celebrity deaths above.

  • Men make up the majority of celebrity deaths in this age group. 83% were male, whereas only 17% were female.
  • These deaths make up 1% of our database (6/498).
  • Out of the 6 people on this list, 33% of them passed away due to cancer.
  • 17% of them died from a heart attack.

Other ages.

Other ages that celebrities died at.


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