Aubrey McClendon


Age: 56

chief executive officer of Chesapeake Energy considered as a swashbuckling innovator who pioneered a shale revolution when he built a fortune as head of Chesapeake Energy whose embrase of new production techniques unlocked previously untapped deposits and helped to wean the U.S. from ever-increasing dependence on imports, and who was recently indicted on federal bid-rigging charges accusing him of conspiring to suppress prices for oil and natural gas leases.

Cause of Death: Car accident

Born: July 14, 1959

Died: March 2, 2016

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma