Dian Fossey


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Dian Fossey

Dian Fossey Death

Dian passed away on December 26, 1985 at the age of 53 in Karisoke, Rwanda. Dian's cause of death was homicide.

Dian Fossey death quick facts:
  • When did Dian Fossey die?

    December 26, 1985
  • How did Dian Fossey die? What was the cause of death?

  • How old was Dian Fossey when died?

  • Where did Dian Fossey die? What was the location of death?

    Karisoke, Rwanda

Dian Fossey Birthday and Date of Death

Dian Fossey was born on January 16, 1932 and died on December 26, 1985. Dian was 53 years old at the time of death.

Birthday: January 16, 1932
Date of Death: December 26, 1985
Age at Death: 53

Dian Fossey - Biography

Dian Fossey (/daɪˈæn ˈfɒsi/; January 16, 1932 – c. December 26, 1985) was an American zoologist, primatologist, and anthropologist who undertook an extensive study of mountain gorilla groups over a period of 18 years. She studied them daily in the mountain forests of Rwanda, initially encouraged to work there by anthropologist Louis Leakey. Her 1983 book, Gorillas in the Mist, combines her scientific study of the gorillas at Karisoke Research Center with her own personal story. It was adapted into a 1988 film of the same name. Fossey was murdered in 1985; the case remains open.