Chuck Williams


Age: 100

founder of the high-end home goods empire Williams-Sonoma, Inc. in 1956 who helped to revolutionize and diversify American cooking by offering Americans the kind of high-quality cookware and culinary tools he'd admired during a postwar visit to France.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: October 2, 1915

Died: December 5, 2015

San Francisco, California