Famous people who died at the age of 88.

This is list of celebrities and other famous people who died when they were 88 years old.

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


Artist. Deceased
Died on February 18th, 1564
Died at the age of 88

Robert Frost

Poet. Deceased
Died on January 29th, 1963
Died at the age of 88

Igor Stravinsky

Russian composer. Deceased
Died on April 6th, 1971
Died at the age of 88
Pulmonary edema and heart failure.

Harry S. Truman

US President. Deceased
Died on December 26th, 1972
Died at the age of 88

Charlie Chaplin

Actor. Deceased
Died on December 25th, 1977
Died at the age of 88

Fred Astaire

Dancer. Deceased
Died on June 22nd, 1987
Died at the age of 88

Ian Paisley

Politician. Deceased
Died on September 12th, 2014
Died at the age of 88

Adam West

Actor. Deceased
Died on June 9th, 2017
Died at the age of 88

Frank Lucas

Drug trafficker. Deceased
Died on May 30th, 2019
Died at the age of 88

Statistics about the 88-year-olds above.

Statistics about the 9 celebrity deaths above:

  • 100% of the deaths in the 88 age group were male.
  • These deaths make up 2% of our database (9/600).
  • Out of the 9 people on this list, 11% passed away due to cancer.
  • 22% suffered from pneumonia.
  • 11% suffered a stroke.

Other ages.

Other ages that celebrities died at.

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