DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Jean Nidetch (aged 91)
Founder of the Weight Watchers organization
Jean Evelyn Nidetch (October 12, 1923 – April 29, 2015) was an American business entrepreneur who was the founder of the Weight Watchers organization.
DEATH: She was married to Mortimer Nidetch; they had two children, David and Richard. Richard died in 2006. Jean and Mortimer divorced in 1971. In 1975, she remarried for several months to a bass player she met on a cruise. She died on April 29, 2015, at her home in Parkland, Florida at the age of 91.