List of Famous people who died at 80

Marlon Brando

Marlon Brando Junior
First Name Marlon
Last Name Brando
Born on April 3, 1924
Died on July 1, 2004 (aged 80)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Marlon Brando Jr. was an American actor and film director with a career spanning 60 years, during which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor twice. He is well-regarded for his cultural influence on 20th-century film. Brando was also an activist for many causes, notably the civil rights movement and various Native American movements. Having studied with Stella Adler in the 1940s, he is credited with being one of the first actors to bring the Stanislavski system of acting and method acting, derived from the Stanislavski system, to mainstream audiences.

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Peter Townsend

First Name Peter
Last Name Townsend
Born on November 22, 1914
Died on June 19, 1995 (aged 80)

Group Captain Peter Wooldridge Townsend was a Royal Air Force officer, flying ace, courtier and author. He was equerry to King George VI from 1944 to 1952 and held the same position for Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 to 1953. Townsend notably had a romance with Princess Margaret, the Queen's only sibling.

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Mary Tyler Moore

First Name Mary
Last Name Moore
Born on December 29, 1936
Died on January 25, 2017 (aged 80)
Height 171 cm | 5'7

Mary Tyler Moore was an American actress, producer, and social advocate. She was widely known for her prominent television sitcom roles in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966) and The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977).

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John DeLorean

First Name John
Last Name DeLorean
Born on January 6, 1925
Died on March 19, 2005 (aged 80)

John Zachary DeLorean was an American engineer, inventor, and executive in the U.S. automobile industry, most widely known for his work at General Motors and as founder of the DeLorean Motor Company.

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Pierre Trudeau

Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau
First Name Pierre
Last Name Trudeau
Born on October 18, 1919
Died on September 28, 2000 (aged 80)
Born in Canada, Quebec

Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau, also referred to by the initials PET, was a Canadian politician who was the 15th prime minister of Canada and leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 1968 to 1984, with a brief period instead as Leader of the Opposition between 1979 and 1980. His tenure of 15 years and 164 days makes him Canada's third longest-serving Prime Minister, behind William Lyon Mackenzie King and John A. Macdonald.

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Abi Ofarim

First Name Abi
Last Name Ofarim
Born on October 5, 1937
Died on May 4, 2018 (aged 80)

Abi Ofarim, born Avraham Reichstadt was an Israeli musician and dancer. He is better known for his work in the 1960s as half of the duo Esther & Abi Ofarim with his then-wife Esther Ofarim.

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Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll

Ethel Margaret Whigham
First Name Margaret
Last Name Argyll
Born on December 1, 1912
Died on July 25, 1993 (aged 80)

Ethel Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll was a British socialite, best remembered for a celebrated divorce case in 1963 from her second husband, the 11th Duke of Argyll, which featured salacious photographs and scandalous stories.

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Meyer Lansky

Majer Suchowliński
First Name Meyer
Last Name Lansky
Born on July 4, 1902
Died on January 15, 1983 (aged 80)
Height 158 cm | 5'2

Meyer Lansky, known as the "Mob's Accountant", was an American major organized crime figure who, along with his associate Charles "Lucky" Luciano, was instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate in the United States.

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Burt Lancaster

Burton Stephen Lancaster
First Name Burt
Last Name Lancaster
Born on November 2, 1913
Died on October 20, 1994 (aged 80)
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Burton Stephen Lancaster was an American actor and producer. Initially known for playing tough guys with a tender heart, he went on to achieve success with more complex and challenging roles over a 45-year career in film and, later, television. He was a four-time nominee for the Academy Award for Best Actor, and he also won two BAFTA Awards and one Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actor. The American Film Institute ranks Lancaster as #19 of the greatest male stars of classic Hollywood cinema.

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Bichu Thirumala

First Name Bichu
Born on February 13, 1942
Died on November 26, 2021 (aged 79)

B. Sivasankaran Nair, popularly known as Bichu Thirumala, was an Indian lyricist and poet. He, along with O. N. V. Kurup, is known for creating the style of arranging beautiful words in Malayalam film songs. In Malayalam cinema, Bichu Thirumala led the group of lyricists who wrote songs for readymade tunes. He won the Kerala State Film Award for the best lyricist two times. His prolific Malayalam film repertoire includes work with eminent composers like Shyam, G. Devarajan, V. Dakshinamurthy, M.S. Baburaj, K. Raghavan, M.S. Viswanathan, A.T. Ummer, K.J. Joy, Shankar–Ganesh, Jaya Vijaya, Raveendran, Jerry Amaldev, Johnson, Ouseppachan, Ilaiyaraaja, A. R. Rahman and the list goes on.

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