Richard Leakey

Richard Leakey's Death

Born (Birthday) December 19, 1944

Death Date January 2, 2022

Age of Death 77 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death Ngong Hills, Kenya

Profession Paleontologist

The paleontologist Richard Leakey died at the age of 77. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Paleontologist who studied human origins in Kenya, Africa. His discovery of a Homo erectus skull in 1975 was one of his most significant.

Both of his parents were archaeologists and raised him and his brothers in Nairobi, which sparked his interest in paleontology.

The Turkana Boy, a nearly complete skeleton of a Homo ergaster who died 1.6 million years ago at about age 9-12 was discovered by a member of his team in 1984.

Personal Life

He had an older brother named Jonathan and a younger brother named Philip.

Louis Leakey is his father.

How did Richard Leakey die?

A swashbuckling, pugnacious real-life Indiana Jones, Leakey managed to cheat death many times—a childhood skull fracture, kidney and liver failures that required transplants, public beatings, and a plane crash—before passing away in his home outside Nairobi. No cause of death was given.