Recently, Juran has passed away at 103 years old. He is the longest life among quality gurus.
Eventhough it is no scientific evidence about life and studying of quality, the following 3 quality professionals are comparative long live.
Dr. W. Edwards Deming is known as the father of the Japanese post-war industrial revival and was regarded by many as the leading quality guru in the United States. He passed away on December 20, 1993 at the age of 93.
Philip B. Crosby, who championed the zero-defects concept and preached that “quality is free,” has 75, passed away on August 18, 2001.
Dr. Joseph M. Juran, noted author and "father" of modern day Quality Management, passed away on February 28, 2008, from natural causes. He was 103 years old, and was physically and mentally active until his death