Death of Alan Bond

April 22, 1938 - June 5, 2015
Canberra, Australia | Age 77

Australian entrepreneur, America's Cup winner dies
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By ROD McGUIRK, The Associated Press

CANBERRA, 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 west Australian city of Perth of complications following open heart surgery, said his son...

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