A condensed guide to minimalism

To the world's collective dismay, the pioneering figure passed away 

In December of 1977 at the age of 88 after suffering a stroke in his sleep

According to Chaplin's wishes, a small and private Anglican funeral ceremony

He was held on 27th December in a local cemetery in the Swiss village of Corsier-sur-Vevey.

Charlie Chaplin was 'investigated by FBI and MI5' after displaying 'Communist sympathies

Chaplin was accused of being a communist by senator McCarthy, 

A file was produced that supposedly detailed his subversive political activities since 1922

His first 'talkie' 'The Great Dictator' in 1940 added heat to this accusation and caused a stir.