Thomas Hoving

 

Age: 78

 

Summary: former director of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art between 1967 and 1977 who was known for staging blockbuster exhibits, like the treasures from Egyptian King Tutankhamun's tomb, the most popular exhibit in the museum's history, drawing more than 1 million visitors in New York from 1978 to 1979, plus 5.6 million more at five other American museums.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lung cancer

 

Born: January 15, 1931

 

Died: December 10, 2009

 

Location: New York City, New York