John Burnside Death
John passed away on September 14, 2008 at the age of 91.
When did John Burnside die?September 14, 2008
How old was John Burnside when died?91
John Burnside Birthday and Date of Death
John Burnside was born on November 2, 1916 and died on September 14, 2008. John was 91 years old at the time of death.
Birthday: November 2, 1916
Date of Death: September 14, 2008
Age at Death: 91
John Burnside - Biography
John Lyon Burnside III (November 2, 1916 – September 14, 2008) was the inventor of the teleidoscope, the darkfield kaleidoscope and the Symmetricon. Because he rediscovered the math behind kaleidoscope optics, for decades, every maker of optically correct kaleidoscopes sold in the United States paid him royalties. Harry Hay was his life partner from 1962 until Hay's death in 2002. He was living in San Francisco, California, at the time of his death on September 14, 2008 from complications of brain cancer.