Lord Richard Attenborough
Summary: British actor and Oscar-winning director of the much-lauded 1982 biographical film Gandhi (which won eight Oscars) who was a pillar of British cinema and presided over 60 years of British moviemaking as both an actor and filmmaker, but who had amassed some 70 credits as an actor including The Great Escape, Doctor Dolittle, and Jurassic Park, then directed 12 films including A Bridge Too Far, A Chorus Line, Cry Freedom, Chaplin, and Shadowlands, and who was also knighted in 1976 and received a life peerage in 1993, becoming Baron Attenborough of Richmond upon Thames.
Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes and gout
Born: August 29, 1923
Died: August 24, 2014
Location: London, England