Fred Knittle

 

Age: 83

 

Summary: former World War II machine-gunner and one of the octogenarian chorus members who appeared in the recent documentary Young@Heart (2007), about a senior citizens' singing group that performs modern rock songs, whose solo performances including a heartbreaking rendition of Coldplay's novelty hit Fix You as a tribute to his friend Bob Salvini, another chorus member who died shortly before the concert, and who suffered from congestive heart failure.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: December 21, 1925

 

Died: January 1, 2009

 

Location: Northampton, Massachusetts