Famous people who died at the age of 87.

This is list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 87 years old.

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

Helen Keller

Author and activist. Deceased
Died on June 1st, 1968
Died at the age of 87

Coco Chanel

Fashion designer. Deceased
Died on January 10th, 1971
Died at the age of 87
Heart attack.

Mother Teresa

Missionary. Deceased
Died on September 5th, 1997
Died at the age of 87
Cardiac arrest.

Roberts Blossom

Actor. Deceased
Died on July 8th, 2011
Died at the age of 87

Margaret Thatcher

British Prime Minister. Deceased
Died on April 8th, 2013
Died at the age of 87

Little Richard

Musician. Deceased
Died on May 9th, 2020
Died at the age of 87
Bone cancer.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Supreme Court judge. Deceased
Died on September 18th, 2020
Died at the age of 87
Pancreatic cancer.

Larry King

TV host. Deceased
Died on January 23rd, 2021
Died at the age of 87

Jerry Lee Lewis

Singer. Deceased
Died on October 28th, 2022
Died at the age of 87

Statistics about the 87-year-olds above.

Statistics about the 9 celebrity deaths above:

  • 44% were male. 56% were female.
  • These deaths make up 2% of our database (9/600).
  • Out of the 9 people on this list, 22% passed away due to cancer.
  • 11% suffered from pneumonia.
  • 11% of them died from a heart attack.
  • 11% suffered a stroke.

Other ages.

Other ages that celebrities died at.

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