Celebrity Deaths in Business

  • Alexandre Lamfalussy, 86 (1929 - 2015)

    Alexandre Lamfalussy

    The Associated PressFRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Belgian economist Alexandre Lamfalussy, who headed the institution that became the European Central Bank and was credited as one of the founders of the shared euro currency, has died at age 86.The ECB said in a statement Monday that "core building stones" of the shared currency were put in place under Lamfalussy's stewardship. It called him "one of...

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  • Sir Maurice Flanagan, 86 (1928 - 2015)

    Sir Maurice Flanagan

    By ADAM SCHRECK, The Associated PressDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sir Maurice Flanagan, a British aviation executive who helped get Emirates airline off the ground and guided its breakneck growth for nearly three decades, has died. He was 86.The Dubai-based airline he shepherded into existence with backing from the UAE government went on to become the Mideast's biggest carrier — and a...

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  • David Goldberg, 47 (1967 - 2015)

    David  Goldberg

    By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and BARBARA ORTUTAY, The Associated Press David Goldberg, the SurveyMonkey CEO who also was Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's husband, was exercising at a gym in a Mexican resort when he collapsed before he died Friday, a person close to the family said. The person wasn't authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. Efforts to revive...

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  • Jean Nidetch, 91 (1923 - 2015)

    Jean Nidetch

    By MATT SEDENSKY, The Associated PressPARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A half-century after dropping 70 pounds and keeping them off, Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch made some allowances: Cokes in her fridge, Klondikes in her freezer, the occasional potato or extra piece of bread on her plate. But she never again touched the chocolate marshmallow cookies she called her ultimate weakness, the treat she...

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  • A. Alfred Taubman (2015 - 2015)

    A. Alfred Taubman

    The Associated PressBLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan (AP) — A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career, has died. He was 91.Taubman, who donated hundreds of millions of dollars to universities, hospitals and museums, died...

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