Roger B. Smith

 

 

 

Age: 82

 

Summary: chairman and chief executive officer of General Motors Corporation from 1981 to 1990 who had tried to modernize the American automotive giant during the 1980's but instead became a scapegoat for its demise, and who also became widely known to filmgoers in 1989 as the unwitting star of the satiric documentary Roger & Me, which launched the career of director Michael Moore.

 

 

Cause of Death: In his sleep

 

Born: July 12, 1925

 

Died: November 29, 2007

 

Location: Detroit, Michigan