Jennifer Guinness


Age: 78

Irish socialite and member of the prominent Guinness brewing dynasty whose late husband John Guinness (d. 1988) was chairman of the Guinness Mahon merchant bank who made headlines around the world in April 1986 after she was kidnapped by three masked gunmen armed with an Uzi sub-machine gun who burst into her luxury home in Howth, pistol-whipped her husband and demanded a 2 million pound ransom from him but was rescued by the Garda Siochana eight days later.

Cause of Death: Cancer

Born: August 22, 1937

Died: January 23, 2016

Howth, Ireland