Charlie Chaplin Google Doodle Youtube Video The Venice Film Festival awarded him the Golden Lion. In 1975 he was knighted by the Queen of England. Chaplin was suffering already from old age. He was almost paralyzed and semi-formers. At Christmas 1977 Charles Chaplin died in Switzerland. His body was stolen in 1978, but subsequently recovered. His wife Oona followed him in 1991 the grave.