Henry B. Platt


Age: 91

Summary: former chairman of Tiffany & Co. from 1947 to 1981 and a great-great-grandson of the store's founder Charles Lewis Tiffany who had helped to steer the Tiffany empire for 34 years luring in brand-name jewelry designers and marketing newly discovered gemstones like tanzanite, which he named and who was also famous for winning regattas and throwing biennial galas at the St. Regis hotel.

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Born: February 1, 1924

Died: July 22, 2015

Palm Beach, Florida