Jean Nidetch


Age: 91

Summary: New York housewife and founder of Weight Watchers who in 1961 tackled her own obesity, then shared her guiding principles (no skipping meals, fish five times a week, two slices of bread and two glasses of skim milk a day, more fruits and vegetables) with others in meetings that became known as Weight Watchers, considered as the most widely known company of its kind.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: October 12, 1923

Died: April 29, 2015

Parkland, Florida