Jim Delligatti


Age: 98

entrepreneur who created the Big Mac nearly 50 years ago and saw it become perhaps the best-known fast-food sandwich in the world (he ate at least one 540-calorie Big Mac a week for decades), whose McDonald's franchise was based in Uniontown, Pennsylvania (not far from Pittsburgh) when he invented the chain's signature burger in 1967 after deciding customers wanted a bigger sandwich, but demand exploded as his sandwich spread to the rest of his 47 stores in Pennsylvania and was added to the chain's national menu in 1968.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: August 2, 1918

Died: November 28, 2016

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania