List of Famous people who died at 74

Muhammad Ali

Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.
First Name Muhammad
Last Name Ali
Born on January 17, 1942
Died on June 3, 2016 (aged 74)
Height 189 cm | 6'2

Muhammad Ali was an American professional boxer, activist, entertainer and philanthropist. Nicknamed The Greatest, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated figures of the 20th century and as one of the greatest boxers of all time.

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Theodore Hall

Theodore Alvin Holtzberg
First Name Theodore
Last Name Hall
Born on October 20, 1925
Died on November 1, 1999 (aged 74)

Theodore Alvin Hall was an American physicist and an atomic spy for the Soviet Union, who, during his work on US efforts to develop the first and second atomic bombs during World War II, gave a detailed description of the "Fat Man" plutonium bomb, and of several processes for purifying plutonium, to Soviet intelligence. His brother, Edward N. Hall, was a rocket scientist who worked on intercontinental ballistic missiles for the United States government.

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Fred Rogers

First Name Fred
Born on March 20, 1928
Died on February 27, 2003 (aged 74)

Fred McFeely Rogers, also known as Mister Rogers, was an American television host, author, producer, and Presbyterian minister. He was the creator, showrunner, and host of the preschool television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001.

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Johnny Hallyday

Jean-Philippe Léo Smet
First Name Johnny
Born on June 15, 1943
Died on December 6, 2017 (aged 74)

Jean-Philippe Léo Smet, better known by his stage name Johnny Hallyday, was a French rock and roll and pop singer and actor, credited for having brought rock and roll to France.

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Roald Dahl

First Name Roald
Born on September 13, 1916
Died on November 23, 1990 (aged 74)
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Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short-story writer, poet, screenwriter, and wartime fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.

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Rosemary Clooney

First Name Rosemary
Born on May 23, 1928
Died on June 29, 2002 (aged 74)

Rosemary Clooney was an American singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the song "Come On-a My House", which was followed by other pop numbers such as "Botch-a-Me", "Mambo Italiano", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey There", and "This Ole House". She also had success as a jazz vocalist. Clooney's career languished in the 1960s, partly due to problems related to depression and drug addiction, but revived in 1977, when her White Christmas co-star Bing Crosby asked her to appear with him at a show marking his 50th anniversary in show business. She continued recording until her death in 2002.

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Ray Fosse

First Name Ray
Last Name Fosse
Born on April 4, 1947
Died on October 13, 2021 (aged 74)

Raymond Earl Fosse was an American professional baseball player and television sports color commentator. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a catcher from 1967 to 1979, most prominently as an All-Star player for the Cleveland Indians, and then as a two-time World Series champion with the Oakland Athletics dynasty of the early 1970s. He also played for the Seattle Mariners and the Milwaukee Brewers. After his playing career, Fosse became a television and radio color commentator for the Athletics.

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Sondra Locke

Sandra Louise Smith
First Name Sondra
Born on May 28, 1944
Died on November 3, 2018 (aged 74)
Height 163 cm | 5'4

Sandra Louise Anderson, professionally known as Sondra Locke, was an American actress and director. She made her film debut in 1968 in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She went on to star in such hit films as Willard, The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Gauntlet, Every Which Way but Loose, Bronco Billy, Any Which Way You Can and Sudden Impact. She worked often with Clint Eastwood, who was her companion for 14 years. She also directed four films, notably Impulse. Locke's autobiography, The Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly: A Hollywood Journey, was published in 1997.

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R. Lee Ermey

First Name R.
Last Name Ermey
Born on March 24, 1944
Died on April 15, 2018 (aged 74)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Ronald Lee Ermey was an American film, television and voice actor, and Marine drill instructor. He achieved fame for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in the 1987 film Full Metal Jacket, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Ermey was also a United States Marine Corps staff sergeant and an honorary gunnery sergeant.

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Peter Mayhew

Peter William Mayhew
First Name Peter
Last Name Mayhew
Born on May 19, 1944
Died on April 30, 2019 (aged 74)
Height 215 cm | 7'1

Peter William Mayhew was an English-American actor, best known for portraying Chewbacca in the Star Wars film series. He played the character in all of his live-action appearances from the 1977 original to 2015's The Force Awakens before his retirement from the role.

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