The entrepreneur Chester Carlson died at the age of 62. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Patent lawyer who tired of redrawing schematics and re-typing documents by hand and invented the very first copy machine.
His nearsightedness and arthritis made the job of making copies for reports that much more arduous, and he created a novel way to reproduce them by a process called electric photography.
He approached IBM and the Army Signal Corps with his invention with both turning him down. It took eight years to find an investor: the Haloid company, later renamed Xerox.
How did Chester Carlson die?
On September 19, Carlson died of a heart attack.