The news was communicated to the New York newspaper by the architect's son.
Pei, an American but of Chinese descent, studied architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University in the United States, according to Reuters.
The controversial renovation of the Louvre in Paris, completed in 1989, is part of the portfolio and the pyramid that serves as access to the Parisian museum caused controversies among those who saw cultural desecration in this glass sculpture.
I. M. Pei was considered the last master of modern architecture and in 1983 received the prestigious Prize Pritzker, equivalent to the Nobel Prize in Architecture.
Born in Guangzhou on April 26, 1917, Ieoh Ming Pei arrived in the United States in 1935 and gained a world-class reputation since the 1980s, gathering various international awards.
The architect is also the author of major works such as the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, the east wing of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, or the Bank of China in Hong Kong.
(News updated at 00h14 on 17.05.2019)