Marcel Marceau


Age: 84

French actor and mime considered as one of the world's best-known mime artists who for decades moved audiences around the world and played the entire range of human emotions onstage for more than 50 years, never speaking a word and wearing white face paint, soft shoes, and a battered hat topped with a red flower (he was famously chatty offstage), but his extensive tours and appearances on camera brought his silent art to people across the globe whose comic and tragic sketches appealed on a universal level with each audience interpreting his performance in its own way, who also survived the Holocaust and worked with the French Resistance to protect Jewish children, whose biggest inspiration was Charlie Chaplin and who inspired countless young performers in turn, including Michael Jackson who borrowed his famous "moonwalk" from a Marceau sketch Walking Against the Wind.

Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest

Born: March 22, 1923

Died: September 22, 2007

Paris, France