Richard Attenborough Death, Obituary – Richard Samuel Attenborough was an English actor, director, and entrepreneur. He was born on August 29, 1923, and passed away on August 24, 2014. His full name was Richard Samuel Attenborough, Baron Attenborough, CBE, FRSA. In addition to being the life president of the Premier League team Chelsea, he served as president of both the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). During World War II, he enlisted in the Royal Air Force and was assigned to the film unit.
He participated in a number of bombing missions over Europe while recording the action from the position of the rear gunner. He was the older brother of Sir David Attenborough, a broadcaster, and John Attenborough, an executive in the automotive industry. From 1945 until the time of his passing, he was married to the actress Sheila Sim. Attenborough checked himself into the hospital in August 2008 due to issues with his heart and was eventually implanted with a pacemaker.
After suffering a stroke in December 2008, he experienced a fall at his residence and was subsequently taken to St. George’s Hospital in Tooting, which is located in South West London. Attenborough sold a portion of his enormous art collection in November 2009 at Sotheby’s in what he referred to as a “house clearance” sale. Among the pieces that were auctioned off were pieces by L. S. Lowry, Christopher R. W. Nevinson, and Graham Sutherland. The sale brought in a total of £4.6 million.
In January of 2011, he received 1.48 million dollars for the sale of the Rhubodach estate, which was located on the Isle of Bute in Scotland. After suffering a stroke in 2008, David Attenborough’s brother has been unable to walk or stand since then but is nevertheless able to carry on conversations, as David Attenborough revealed in May of 2011. In addition to this, he stated that “he won’t be making any more films.”