Martin Roth


Age: 62

German academic and former director of Britain's Victoria & Albert Museum who led the art and design museum between 2011 and 2016 while overseeing hugely popular exhibitions including shows devoted to designer Alexander McQueen and pop icon David Bowie, who spent 10 years as director of the Dresden State Art Collections in Germany before taking the helm at the V&A and had recently become president of Germany's Institute for Foreign Relations.

Cause of Death: Complications from cancer

Born: January 16, 1955

Died: August 6, 2017

Berlin, Germany