List of Famous people who died at 84

Aldo Gucci

First Name Aldo
Last Name Gucci
Born on May 26, 1905
Died on January 19, 1990 (aged 84)
Born in Italy, Tuscany

Aldo Gucci was the chairman of Gucci Shops Inc. from 1953 to 1986. He was the eldest son of Guccio Gucci, who founded the company bearing the family name in 1921.

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Charles K. Kao

First Name Charles
Last Name Kao
Born on November 4, 1933
Died on September 23, 2018 (aged 84)

Sir Charles Kuen Kao was an electrical engineer and physicist who pioneered the development and use of fibre optics in telecommunications. In the 1960s, Kao created various methods to combine glass fibres with lasers in order to transmit digital data, which laid the groundwork for the evolution of the Internet.

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Kamal Ranadive

First Name Kamal
Last Name Ranadive
Born on January 1, 1917
Died on January 1, 2001 (aged 84)
Born in India

Kamal Ranadive, née Kamal Jayasing Ranadive was an Indian biomedical researcher who is known for her research in cancer about the links between cancers and viruses. She was a founder member of the Indian Women Scientists' Association (IWSA).

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Salvador Dalí

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech
First Name Salvador
Last Name Dalí
Born on May 11, 1904
Died on January 23, 1989 (aged 84)
Born in Spain, Catalonia

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquess of Dalí de Púbol was a Spanish surrealist artist renowned for his technical skill, precise draftsmanship and the striking and bizarre images in his work.

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Otto Wichterle

First Name Otto
Last Name Wichterle
Born on October 27, 1913
Died on August 18, 1998 (aged 84)

Otto Wichterle was a Czech chemist, best known for his invention of modern soft contact lenses.

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Debbie Reynolds

Mary Frances Reynolds
First Name Debbie
Born on April 1, 1932
Died on December 28, 2016 (aged 84)
Height 155 cm | 5'1

Mary Frances Reynolds, known professionally as Debbie Reynolds, was an American actress, singer, and businesswoman. Her career spanned almost 70 years. She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her portrayal of Helen Kane in the 1950 film Three Little Words, and her breakout role was her first leading role, as Kathy Selden in Singin' in the Rain (1952). Her other successes include The Affairs of Dobie Gillis (1953), Susan Slept Here (1954), Bundle of Joy, The Catered Affair, and Tammy and the Bachelor (1957), in which her performance of the song "Tammy" reached number one on the Billboard music charts. In 1959, she released her first pop music album, titled Debbie.

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J. Paul Getty

First Name J.
Last Name Getty
Born on December 15, 1892
Died on June 6, 1977 (aged 84)

Jean Paul Getty, known widely as J. Paul Getty, was an American-born British petrol-industrialist, and the patriarch of the Getty family. He founded the Getty Oil Company, and in 1957 Fortune magazine named him the richest living American, while the 1966 Guinness Book of Records named him as the world's richest private citizen, worth an estimated $1.2 billion. At his death, he was worth more than $6 billion. A book published in 1996 ranked him as the 67th richest American who ever lived, based on his wealth as a percentage of the concurrent gross national product.

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John Paul II

Karol Józef Wojtyła
First Name John
Last Name II
Born on May 18, 1920
Died on April 2, 2005 (aged 84)

Pope John Paul II was the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005. He was elected pope by the second papal conclave of 1978, which was called after Pope John Paul I, who had been elected in August to succeed Pope Paul VI, died after 33 days. Cardinal Wojtyła was elected on the third day of the conclave and adopted the name of his predecessor in tribute to him. John Paul II is recognised as helping to end Communist rule in his native Poland and the rest of Europe.

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Jimmy Savile

First Name Jimmy
Born on October 31, 1926
Died on October 29, 2011 (aged 84)

Sir James Wilson Vincent Savile was an English DJ, television and radio personality who hosted BBC shows including Top of the Pops and Jim'll Fix It. He raised an estimated £40 million for charities and, during his lifetime, was widely praised for his personal qualities and as a fund-raiser. After his death, hundreds of allegations of sexual abuse were made against him, leading the police to conclude that Savile had been a predatory sex offender—possibly one of Britain's most prolific. There had been allegations during his lifetime, but they were dismissed and accusers ignored or disbelieved; Savile took legal action against some accusers.

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Frank Gifford

First Name Frank
Last Name Gifford
Born on August 16, 1930
Died on August 9, 2015 (aged 84)
Height 185 cm | 6'1

Francis Newton Gifford was an American football player, actor, and television sports commentator. After a 12-year playing career as a halfback and flanker for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL), he was a play-by-play announcer and commentator for 27 years on ABC's Monday Night Football.

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