How CHARLES CHAPLIN Died
Complete Name: Charles Spencer Chaplin
Born: April 16, 1889
Died: December 25, 1977
Age: 88 years
Occupation: Actor, comedian, composer, producer, writer, director and editor
Place of Death: Corsier-sur-Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland
Cause of Death:
How CHARLES CHAPLIN died: His health had begun to deteriorate quite a lot since the 1960s, and Chaplin was diagnosed with senile dementia in addition to constant asthma.
By 1977 the old actor was no longer able to remember, speak or move; although his wife used to take him in a wheelchair to walk.
The last public appearance of Chaplin was in a circus show in which, at the end, the clowns, as a tribute to the actor, gave him his red noses.
On Christmas 1977 while sleeping at his home in Ban, Switzerland, Charlie Chaplin died, one of the most recognized men in the world. A private funeral was offered and after this, burial took place in the cemetery of the canton of Vaud.
In 1978, a group of Polish stole the remains of the actor, in order to extort the family; however, the plan was unsuccessful, as the thieves were captured and the remains recovered, to be buried again, but this time under 1.8 meters of concrete as prevention.
In honor of the silent movie star, a life-size statue was erected in Walworth, London.