Charlie Chaplin: Dec. 25, 1977

Pop culture passing: The legendary Brit was 88 years old and his health had been deteriorating for a few years. He passed away in his sleep at his home in Vevey, Switzerland. State of unrest: Chaplin was buried at Corsier-Sur-Vevey Cemetery shortly after his death, but a few months later grave robbers stole his body and held it for ransom. Eventually, the body was reportedly found in a corn field near Lake Geneva and reburied, this time secured with concrete.
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