Tom Taplin


Age: 61

Summary: veteran mountain climber and documentary filmmaker who had operated his own production company called TET Films & Photography for several decades and was an executive producer of the well-received French autobiographical film The Beaches of Agnes directed by French new wave filmmaker Agnes Varda, but who had recently been filming a documentary on Mount Everest's base camp for nearly a month.

Cause of Death: Killed in an avalanche during the Nepal earthquake

Born: July 10, 1953

Died: April 25, 2015

Mount Everest, Nepal