Michael Chamberlain


Age: 72

Australian pastor whose 9-week-old daughter's disappearance in the Outback in 1980 was a mystery that captivated his country for years, inspired a Meryl Streep movie, and tormented the parents for more than 30 years when a dingo (a type of wild dog found in Australia) was found to have killed the infant as the couple fought for decades to prove to the world that the animal was responsible for their daughter's disappearance, but despite a lack of evidence (a body was never found) blame soon fell on them only in 2012 did a coroner conclude that the divorced couple were telling the truth after a fourth inquest.

Cause of Death: Complications from leukemia

Born: February 27, 1944

Died: January 9, 2017

Gosford, Australia