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Celebrity Deaths in Business

  • Walter Scheib, 61 (1954 - 2015)

    Walter Scheib

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Searchers have found the body of a former White House chef who had been missing for more than a week after going hiking in the New Mexico mountains, authorities said. The body of 61-year-old Walter Scheib was found Sunday night near a hiking trail in mountains in the Taos area, the New Mexico State Police said. "The body was discovered off the immediate trail," a State...

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  • Ralph Roberts, 95 (1920 - 2015)

    Ralph Roberts

    By TALI ARBEL, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Ralph Roberts, who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation's largest entertainment companies, has died. He was 95.Comcast said in a statement that Roberts died Thursday night in Philadelphia of natural causes.Roberts jumped into the fledgling cable TV industry in 1963 by spending $500,000 to buy American...

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  • Nelson Doubleday, Jr., 81 (1933 - 2015)

    Nelson Doubleday, Jr.

    By TOM McELROY, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Nelson Doubleday Jr., the publishing scion who bought the New York Mets and shepherded the team to a 1986 World Series title, has died. He was 81.His son-in-law, John Havens, said Doubleday died of pneumonia at his home in Locust Valley, New York, on Wednesday.Doubleday was the grandson of Frank Nelson Doubleday, who founded the publishing...

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  • Kirk Kerkorian, 98 (1917 - 2015)

    Kirk Kerkorian

    By SALLY HO and STEVE ROTHWELL, The Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, an eighth-grade dropout who built Las Vegas' biggest hotels, tried to take over Chrysler and bought and sold MGM at a profit three times, has died. He was 98. He died Monday night in Beverly Hills. The reserved, unpretentious Kerkorian spent much of his life trying to stay out of the...

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  • Alan Bond, 77 (1938 - 2015)

    Alan Bond

    By ROD McGUIRK, The Associated PressCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Alan Bond, the polarizing global entrepreneur who became an Australian hero by bankrolling a historic America's Cup yacht race victory before going to prison over the nation's biggest corporate fraud, died on Friday. He was 77.Bond, who had rheumatic fever as a child which weakened his heart, died in Fiona Stanley Hospital in the...

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