Which famous artist died in 1989 at the age of 84?
Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989) known professionally as Salvador Dalí, was a Spanish Surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.
Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, "The Persistence of Memory", was completed in August, 1931, and is one of the most recognisable Surrealist paintings. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, at times in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.
In November 1988, Dalí entered the hospital with heart failure; a pacemaker had been implanted previously. In early January 1989, Dali was returned to the Teatro-Museo and on his return he made his last public appearance.
On the morning of 23 January 1989, while his favorite record of Tristan and Isolde played, Dalí died of heart failure at the age of 84. He is buried in the crypt below the stage of his Theatre and Museum in Figueres. The location is across the street from the church of Sant Pere, where he had his baptism, first communion, and funeral, and is only 0.45 kilometres (1,500 ft) from the house where he was born.