List of Famous people who died at 86

Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon

Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones
First Name Antony
Last Name Snowdon
Born on March 7, 1930
Died on January 13, 2017 (aged 86)

Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon was a British photographer and filmmaker who married Princess Margaret, the sister of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Jacques Chirac

Jacques René Chirac
First Name Jacques
Last Name Chirac
Born on November 29, 1932
Died on September 26, 2019 (aged 86)

Jacques René Chirac was a French politician who served as President of France from 1995 to 2007. Chirac was previously the Prime Minister of France from 1974 to 1976 and from 1986 to 1988, as well as the Mayor of Paris from 1977 to 1995.

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Bud Spencer

Carlo Pedersoli
First Name Bud
Born on October 31, 1929
Died on June 27, 2016 (aged 86)
Born in Italy, Campania
Height 190 cm | 6'3

Carlo Pedersoli, known professionally as Bud Spencer, was an Italian actor, professional swimmer and water polo player. He was known for action-comedy and Spaghetti Western roles with his long-time film partner Terence Hill. The duo "garnered world acclaim and attracted millions to theater seats". Spencer and Hill appeared in, produced and directed over 20 films together.

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Rosemary Kennedy

First Name Rosemary
Born on September 13, 1918
Died on January 7, 2005 (aged 86)

Rose Marie "Rosemary" Kennedy was the eldest daughter born to Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. She was a sister of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. and Ted Kennedy.

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Jorge Luis Borges

Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo
First Name Jorge
Last Name Borges
Born on August 24, 1899
Died on June 14, 1986 (aged 86)

Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language and universal literature. His best-known books, Ficciones (Fictions) and El Aleph, published in the 1940s, are compilations of short stories interconnected by common themes, including dreams, labyrinths, philosophers, libraries, mirrors, fictional writers, and mythology. Borges' works have contributed to philosophical literature and the fantasy genre, and have been considered by some critics to mark the beginning of the magic realist movement in 20th century Latin American literature. His late poems converse with such cultural figures as Spinoza, Camões, and Virgil.

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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

First Name Sarvepalli
Died on April 17, 1975 (aged 5)
Born in India

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan pronunciation  was an Indian philosopher, academic, and statesman who served as the first Vice President of India (1952–1962) and the second President of India (1962–1967).

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Jack Lanza

First Name Jack
Last Name Lanza
Born on October 14, 1935
Died on December 8, 2021 (aged 86)
Height 193 cm | 6'4

John Mortl Lanzo was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Blackjack Lanza. Along with his long-term tag team partner, Blackjack Mulligan, Lanza was one-half of The Blackjacks: "black cowboy hat-wearing, cowboy boot-stomping, rugged hombres who drew money wherever they went". From the 1960s to 1980s, Lanza wrestled for promotions such as the American Wrestling Association, World Wrestling Association, and the World Wide Wrestling Federation, winning the AWA World Tag Team Championship, WWA World Tag Team Championship, and WWWF World Tag Team Championship alongside Mulligan. He is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame and the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.

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Deborah Kerr

Deborah Jane Kerr-Trimmer
First Name Deborah
Born on September 30, 1921
Died on October 16, 2007 (aged 86)
Height 168 cm | 5'6

Deborah Jane Trimmer CBE, known professionally as Deborah Kerr, was a Scottish film, theatre and television actress. She was nominated six times for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and holds the record for an actress most nominated in the lead actress category without winning.

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John Forbes Nash

First Name John
Last Name Nash
Born on June 13, 1928
Died on May 23, 2015 (aged 86)

John Forbes Nash Jr. was an American mathematician who made fundamental contributions to game theory, differential geometry, and the study of partial differential equations. Nash's work has provided insight into the factors that govern chance and decision-making inside complex systems found in everyday life.

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Maya Angelou

Marguerite Annie Johnson
First Name Maya
Last Name Angelou
Born on April 4, 1928
Died on May 28, 2014 (aged 86)

Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim.

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Alec Guinness

First Name Alec
Born on April 2, 1914
Died on August 5, 2000 (aged 86)
Height 176 cm | 5'9

Sir Alec Guinness, was an English actor. After an early career on the stage, Guinness was featured in several of the Ealing Comedies, including Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), in which he played nine different characters, The Lavender Hill Mob (1951), for which he received his first Academy Award nomination, and The Ladykillers (1955). He collaborated six times with director David Lean: Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946), Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948), Col. Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai, Prince Faisal in Lawrence of Arabia (1962), General Yevgraf Zhivago in Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Professor Godbole in A Passage to India (1984). In 1970 he played Jacob Marley's ghost in Ronald Neame's Scrooge. He also portrayed Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas's original Star Wars trilogy; for the original 1977 film, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 50th Academy Awards.

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Bal Thackeray

First Name Bal
Last Name Thackeray
Born on January 23, 1926
Died on November 17, 2012 (aged 86)
Born in India

Bal Keshav Thackeray was an Indian politician who founded the Shiv Sena, a right-wing pro-Marathi and Hindu nationalist party active mainly in the state of Maharashtra.

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László Bíró

First Name László
Last Name Bíró
Born on September 29, 1899
Died on October 24, 1985 (aged 86)
Born in Hungary

László József Bíró or Ladislao José Biro was a Hungarian-Argentine inventor who patented the first commercially successful modern ballpoint pen. The first ballpoint pen had been invented roughly 50 years earlier by John J. Loud, but it did not attain commercial success.

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Fred Korematsu

First Name Fred
Born on January 30, 1919
Died on March 30, 2005 (aged 86)

Fred Toyosaburo Korematsu was an American civil rights activist who objected to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. Shortly after the Imperial Japanese Navy launched its attack on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, which authorized the removal of individuals of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast from their homes and their mandatory imprisonment in internment camps, but Korematsu instead challenged the orders and became a fugitive.

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Galina Vishnevskaya

Галина Павловна Иванова
First Name Galina
Last Name Vishnevskaya
Born on October 25, 1926
Died on December 11, 2012 (aged 86)
Born in Russia

Galina Pavlovna Vishnevskaya was a Russian soprano opera singer and recitalist who was named a People's Artist of the USSR in 1966. She was the wife of cellist Mstislav Rostropovich, and mother to their two daughters, Olga and Elena Rostropovich.

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Andy Griffith

Andy Samuel Griffith
First Name Andy
Last Name Griffith
Born on June 1, 1926
Died on July 3, 2012 (aged 86)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Andy Samuel Griffith was an American actor, comedian, television producer, southern gospel singer, and writer whose career spanned seven decades in music and television. Known for his Southern drawl, his characters with a folksy-friendly personality, and his gruff but friendly voice, Griffith was a Tony Award nominee for two roles, and gained prominence in the starring role in director Elia Kazan's film A Face in the Crowd (1957) before he became better known for his television roles, playing the lead roles of Andy Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968) and Ben Matlock in the legal drama Matlock (1986–1995).

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Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan

First Name Zayed
Last Name Nahyan
Born on May 6, 1918
Died on November 2, 2004 (aged 86)

Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was the ruler of Abu Dhabi for more than 30 years. He was the founding father and the principal driving force behind the formation of the United Arab Emirates, becoming the Union's first Raʾīs (President), a post which he held for a period of almost 33 years. He is popularly referred to in the UAE as the Father of the Nation.

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Tarsila do Amaral

First Name Tarsila
Born on September 1, 1886
Died on January 17, 1973 (aged 86)
Born in Brazil, São Paulo

Tarsila de Aguiar do Amaral was a Brazilian painter, draftswoman and translator. She is considered one of the leading Latin American modernist artists, and is regarded as the painter who best achieved Brazilian aspirations for nationalistic expression in a modern style. As a member of the Grupo dos Cinco, she is also considered a major influence in the modern art movement in Brazil, alongside Anita Malfatti, Menotti Del Picchia, Mário de Andrade, and Oswald de Andrade. Tarsila was instrumental in the formation of the aesthetic movement, Antropofagia (1928–1929); she was in fact the one with her celebrated painting, Abaporu, who inspired Oswald de Andrade's famous Manifesto Antropófago.

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Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu

Elisa Leonida
First Name Elisa
Last Name Zamfirescu
Born on November 10, 1887
Died on November 25, 1973 (aged 86)

Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu was a Romanian engineer who was one of the first women to obtain a degree in engineering. She was born in the Romanian town of Galați but qualified in Berlin. During World War I she managed a hospital in Romania.

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Ruhollah Khomeini

First Name Ruhollah
Died on June 3, 1989 (aged 19)

Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini, also known in the Western world as Ayatollah Khomeini, was an Iranian politician, revolutionary, and cleric. He was the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, which saw the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and the end of the 2,500-year-old Persian monarchy. Following the revolution, Khomeini became the country's Supreme Leader, a position created in the constitution of the Islamic Republic as the highest-ranking political and religious authority of the nation, which he held until his death. Most of his reign was taken up by the Iran–Iraq War of 1980–1988. He was succeeded by Ali Khamenei on 4 June 1989.

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