Gilbert Baker was born on June 2, 1951, in Chanute, Kansas and died on March 31, 2017.
He was an American artist and gay rights activist.
Baker was designed the rainbow flag in 1978.
His flag became widely associated with LGBT rights causes, a symbol of pride that became ubiquitous in the decades since its debut.
He died in his sleep in New York City.
Gilbert Baker passed away at 65 years old.