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Famous people who died in 1971.

A list of 4 celebrities and other famous people who passed away in the year 1971.

Roughly 50 years have passed since these people died.

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

Coco Chanel

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

Igor Stravinsky

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

Jim Morrison

Singer. Deceased
Died on July 3rd, 1971
Died at the age of 27
Heart failure.

Louis Armstrong

Musician. Deceased
Died on July 6th, 1971
Died at the age of 69
Heart attack.

To put it into perspective.

A few facts that highlight just how long ago 1971 was.

  • These celebrities died before TV shows such as "Sanford and Son", "Emergency!", "The Rookies" and "Maude" started to air on television.
  • These people did not get to see movies such as "Butterflies Are Free", "The Godfather", "Super Fly", "The New Centurions", "Slaughter" or "Deliverance".
  • Celebrities such as Big Black, Common, Jennifer Garner and Carmen Electra were not even born yet.
  • In 1971, celebrities such as J. Edgar Hoover, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson and Pablo Picasso were still alive.
  • In 1971, television shows such as "The Courtship of Eddie's Father", "Bonanza", "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" and "Room 222" were still running.

Statistics about celebrity deaths in 1971.

Statistics about the 4 celebrity deaths above.

  • Men made up the majority of celebrity deaths in 1971. 75% were male, whereas only 25% were female.
  • 50% of them died from a heart attack.

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