List of Famous people who died at 79

Louis Mountbatten

First Name Louis
Last Name Mountbatten
Born on June 25, 1900
Died on August 27, 1979 (aged 79)

Admiral of the Fleet Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, was a British Royal Navy officer and statesman, an uncle of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and second cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth II. During the Second World War, he was Supreme Allied Commander, South East Asia Command. He was the last Viceroy of India and the first governor-general of independent India.

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Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor
First Name Elizabeth
Last Name Taylor
Born on February 27, 1932
Died on March 23, 2011 (aged 79)
Height 160 cm | 5'3

Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor was an English-American actress, businesswoman, and humanitarian. She began her career as a child actress in the early 1940s, and was one of the most popular stars of classical Hollywood cinema in the 1950s. She continued her career successfully into the 1960s and remained a well-known public figure for the rest of her life. In 1999, the American Film Institute named her the seventh-greatest female screen legend of all time.

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Charles de Gaulle

Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle
First Name Charles
Last Name Gaulle
Born on November 22, 1890
Died on November 9, 1970 (aged 79)

Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle was a French army officer and statesman who led Free France against Nazi Germany in World War II and chaired the Provisional Government of the French Republic from 1944 to 1946 in order to reestablish democracy in France. In 1958, he came out of retirement when appointed President of the Council of Ministers by President René Coty. He rewrote the Constitution of France and founded the Fifth Republic after approval by referendum. He was elected President of France later that year, a position to which he was reelected in 1965 and held until his resignation in 1969.

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Anthony Eden

Robert Anthony Eden
First Name Anthony
Last Name Eden
Born on June 12, 1897
Died on January 14, 1977 (aged 79)

Robert Anthony Eden, 1st Earl of Avon,, was a British Conservative politician who served three periods as Foreign Secretary and then a relatively short term as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1955 to 1957.

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John Challis

First Name John
Last Name Challis
Born on August 16, 1942
Died on September 19, 2021 (aged 79)
Height 187 cm | 6'2

John Spurley Challis was an English actor. He had an extensive television career but is best known for portraying Terrance Aubrey "Boycie" Boyce in the long-running BBC Television sitcom Only Fools and Horses (1981–2003) and its sequel/spin-off The Green Green Grass (2005–2009), as well as Monty Staines from the seventh series onwards in the ITV sitcom Benidorm, from 2015 to 2018.

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François Mitterrand

François Marie Adrien Maurice Mitterrand
First Name François
Last Name Mitterrand
Born on October 26, 1916
Died on January 8, 1996 (aged 79)

François Marie Adrien Maurice Mitterrand was a French statesman who served as President of France from 1981 to 1995, the longest time in office in the history of France. As First Secretary of the Socialist Party, he was the first left-wing politician to assume the presidency under the Fifth Republic.

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Marcel Malherbe

Suzanne Alberte Malherbe
First Name Marcel
Last Name Malherbe
Born on July 19, 1892
Died on February 19, 1972 (aged 79)

Marcel Moore, born Suzanne Alberte Malherbe, was a French illustrator, designer, and photographer. She, along with her romantic and creative partner Claude Cahun, was a surrealist writer and photographer.

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Max Cleland

Joseph Maxwell Cleland
First Name Max
Last Name Cleland
Born on August 24, 1942
Died on November 9, 2021 (aged 79)

Joseph Maxwell Cleland was an American politician from the state of Georgia. Cleland, a Democrat, was a disabled US Army veteran of the Vietnam War, a recipient of the Silver Star and the Bronze Star for valorous actions in combat, and a United States Senator.

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Antonin Scalia

Antonin Gregory Scalia
First Name Antonin
Born on March 11, 1936
Died on February 13, 2016 (aged 79)

Antonin Gregory Scalia was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1986 until his death in 2016. He was described as the intellectual anchor for the originalist and textualist position in the Court's conservative wing. For catalyzing an originalist and textualist movement in American law, he has been described as one of the most influential jurists of the twentieth century, and one of the most important justices in the Supreme Court's history. Scalia was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2018, and the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University was named in his honor.

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Dave Draper

First Name Dave
Last Name Draper
Born on April 16, 1942
Died on November 30, 2021 (aged 79)

David Draper was an American bodybuilder, actor and author.

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