Around 1,500 people died in the sinking of the Titanic. The funeral of the richest passenger on the voyage, 47-year-old John Jacob Astor IV, took place on 4 May 1912 (pictured). Astor's body had been recovered on 22 April by the steamer Mackay-Bennett, a cable-ship chartered by White Star Line. He had last been seen on the Titanic's starboard bridge wing, smoking a cigarette. Astor was buried in Trinity Church Cemetery in New York City. Several months later his widow, 18-year-old Madeleine Astor, gave birth to his second son, John Jacob Astor VI.