Jacques’ … Jacques Piccard would have been 86 years old at the time of death or 93 years old today. Jacques’ physicist … Jacques Piccard’s adventures included 7-mile ocean dive ... No cause of death was reported. The cause of death was not announced. 12 AM. Exploration ran in the Piccard family. Jacques Piccard was born on July 28, 1922 and died on November 1, 2008. Exploration ran in the Piccard family. Underwater explorer, scientist Nov. 4, 2008.