Celebrity Deaths in Business

  • Leo Moskovitz (2014)

    Leo Moskovitz

    The Associated PressJERMYN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania banker and philanthropist who said the key to his longevity was having an unlisted phone number has died at age 109.Leo Moskovitz would have turned 110 on Dec. 8. A funeral director says Moskovitz died Monday.Moskovitz founded First National Bank of Jermyn and served as its president until 1993. The University of Scranton commemorated...

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  • Samuel Klein, 91 (1923 - 2014)

    Samuel Klein

    The Associated PressSAO PAULO (AP) — Samuel Klein, the Polish-born founder of Brazil's largest home-appliance retailer, has died, the company said in a statement. He was 91.Casas Bahia said Klein died Thursday at Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital where he was undergoing treatment for the past two weeks. It did not give the cause of death, but a hospital official told reporters he died of...

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  • Harold Gary Morse, 77 (1936 - 2014)

    Harold Gary Morse

    The Associated PressTHE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — Harold Gary Morse, the developer of one of the world's largest retirement communities and one of the biggest Republican donors in Florida, has died. He was 77.Morse died Wednesday, according to The Villages Daily Sun, which received a statement from the family. No cause of death was given.Morse took over a small mobile home park in central Florida...

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  • Nelson Bunker Hunt, 88 (1926 - 2014)

    Nelson Bunker Hunt

    The Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market with one of his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster, has died. He was 88.Hunt died Tuesday at a Dallas assisted-living center after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, his brother, W. Herbert Hunt, said.Hunt was among the world's wealthiest men. His father was...

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  • Comer Cottrell (2014)

    Comer Cottrell

    The Associated PressPLANO, Texas (AP) — Comer Cottrell, a black hair-care entrepreneur who made millions with a cheap kit that brought the glossy celebrity Jheri curl into the homes of average African Americans, has died. He was 82.Cottrell died Oct. 3 at his home in Plano, Texas, family spokeswoman Taryn Brown said Thursday.Cottrell recalled there was a lack of hair-care products for black...

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