K. Dun Gifford

 

 

Age: 71

 

Summary: founder of Oldways Preservation Trust, a non-profit organization to combat obesity and promote healthful eating around the world, whose connections put him in celebrated company and at scenes of many newsmaking events in his youth after he survived the wreck of the Andrea Doria as a teenager in 1956 and witnessed the assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960's and the immediate aftermath of the automobile accident on Chappaquiddick Island that implicated Sen. Edward M. Kennedy in the death of aide Mary Jo Kopechne.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: October 23, 1938

 

Died: May 9, 2010

 

Location: Exeter, New Hampshire