Raymond Sarlot


Age: 89

real estate developer who was looking for a tax write-off when he and an associate paid $1 million for a down-on-its-luck Hollywood landmark known as the Chateau Hotel in 1975 while the old Normandy-style hotel was on the verge of foreclosure (Chateau Marmont has long been a haven for privacy-loving celebrities such as Greta Garbo and Roman Polanski), in which the most notorious event in the Marmont's history occured in 1982 when comedian John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose in one of the guest bungalows, but who sold the Marmont in 1991.

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

Born: August 1, 1924

Died: April 27, 2014

Los Angeles, California