Famous people who died at the age of 79.

This is list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 79 years old.

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


Historical figure. Deceased
Died on February 17th, 1909
Died at the age of 79

Charles de Gaulle

French leader. Deceased
Died on November 9th, 1970
Died at the age of 79
Ruptured blood vessel.

Walter Matthau

Actor. Deceased
Died on July 1st, 2000
Died at the age of 79
Heart attack due to atherosclerotic heart disease.

Elizabeth Taylor

Actress. Deceased
Died on March 23rd, 2011
Died at the age of 79
Heart failure.

Tony Sirico

Actor. Deceased
Died on July 8th, 2022
Died at the age of 79

Jerry Springer

TV host. Deceased
Died on April 27th, 2023
Died at the age of 79
Pancreatic cancer.

Statistics about the 79-year-olds above.

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 (6/600).
  • Out of the 6 people on this list, 17% passed away due to cancer.
  • 17% suffered from pneumonia.
  • 17% of them died from a heart attack.

Other ages.

Other ages that celebrities died at.

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