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Notable Business Deaths

  • Dan Borislow (2014)

    Dan Borislow

    The Associated PressWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded said. He was 52.A spokeswoman for MagicJack Vocaltec Ltd., said he died of a heart attack. In a statement, MagicJack CEO Gerald Vento praised Borislow as a visionary."Dan was a true telecom pioneer...

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  • Karl Albrecht, 94 (1920 - 2014)

    Karl Albrecht

    DAVID RISING, The Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Karl Albrecht, co-founder of the Aldi grocery store empire and one of the world's richest people, has died in the western German city of Essen. He was 94. Essen's city hall told The Associated Press that Albrecht was buried Monday in a family plot in a small ceremony in the city's Bredeney district where he lived. Aldi's press office said...

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  • David Azrieli (2014)

    David Azrieli

    The Associated PressMONTREAL (AP) — David Azrieli, a billionaire real estate developer and philanthropist, died Wednesday at his summer home in rural Quebec. He was 92.A statement on Wednesday from the Azrieli Foundation did not give a cause of death, but said Azrieli died peacefully at his country home in Ivry-sur-le-Lac, north of Montreal, surrounded by his family.Azrieli, made his fortune...

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  • Richard Mellon Scaife (2014)

    Richard Mellon Scaife

    JOE MANDAK, The Associated PressPITTSBURGH (AP) — Richard Mellon Scaife, the billionaire heir to the Mellon banking and oil fortune and a newspaper publisher who funded libertarian and conservative causes and various projects to discredit President Bill Clinton, has died. He was 82.Scaife died early Friday at his home, his newspaper, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reported. Scaife's death comes...

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  • Rollin King (2014)

    Rollin  King

    DAVID KOENIG, The Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — Rollin King, a San Antonio businessman who helped start Southwest Airlines Co. and create a new age of competition in the airline industry, has died at 83.King died Thursday in Dallas of the effects from a major stroke about a year ago, his son, Edward King, told The Associated Press.Longtime Southwest CEO Herb Kelleher praised King for coming up...

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