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Richard "Dick" Brennan, Sr. (2015)
The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Richard J. "Dick" Brennan Sr., who helped turn Commander's Palace restaurant into a world-famous destination for Creole cuisine and co-founded one of the city's best-loved Mardi Gras organizations, has died at age 83. A publicist for Dickie Brennan & Co., the restaurant group run by his son, said the elder Brennan died Saturday. Richard Brennan...
Robert Benmosche, 70 (1944 - 2015)
By MARLEY JAY, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Former AIG President and CEO Robert Benmosche, who led the insurer's turnaround after its $182 billion government bailout, has died of lung cancer at age 70, the company announced Friday.The company says Benmosche died Friday morning at NYU Langone Medical Center.Benmosche became AIG's CEO in August 2009, recruited for the job by the Obama...
Donald Keough (2015)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Donald Keough, who helped steer Coca-Cola through the "cola wars" of the 1980s and played a key role in the introduction of New Coke, died Tuesday in Atlanta, according to the company. He was 88.Keough served as the company's president and chief operating officer from 1981 to 1993. He is credited with expanding Coca-Cola into a more global presence and...
Yutaka Katayama, 105 (1909 - 2015)
By YURI KAGEYAMA, The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — Yutaka Katayama, a former president of Nissan Motor Co.'s U.S. unit who built the Z sports car into a powerful global brand in the 1970s, has died, his son said Saturday. He was 105.Known as the "father of the Z," Katayama won international respect for the Datsun Z as an affordable sports car at a time when Japan-made products were synonymous...
Michele Ferrero, 89 (1925 - 2015)
By NICOLE WINFIELD, The Associated PressROME (AP) — Michele Ferrero, the world's richest candy maker whose Nutella chocolate and hazlenut spread helped raise generations of Europeans and defined Italian sweets, died on Valentine's Day, the company said. He was 89.Ferrero, who had been ill for several months, died Saturday in Montecarlo where he lived, surrounded by his family, the company said...
Liam E. McGee (2015)
The Associated PressHARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former CEO of The Hartford financial services firm who was credited with guiding the company as it recovered from the recession has died. Liam E....
John C. Whitehead, 92 (1922 - 2015)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — John C. Whitehead, a Wall Street banker who led Goldman, Sachs & Co.'s international expansion in the 1970s and '80s and later was founding chairman of the...
Melvin Gordon (2015)
By CARLA K. JOHNSON, The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Melvin Gordon, who helped turn the enduring popularity of the humble Tootsie Roll into a candy empire, has died. He was 95. The...
Justin Capra , 81 (1933 - 2015)
ALISON MUTLER, The Associated PressBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian inventor who claimed he beat the Americans to make the world's first jetpack and went on to design and build dozens of...
Peter Wallenberg (2015)
By KARL RITTER, The Associated PressSTOCKHOLM (AP) — Peter Wallenberg, the former head of a Swedish financial dynasty sometimes compared to the Rockefellers, has died. He was 88.Wallenberg died...
William E. Boeing, Jr. (2015)
By GENE JOHNSON, The Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — William E. Boeing Jr., a son of aerospace pioneer William Boeing Sr. who championed and remained fascinated by flight throughout his life,...
William Lewis Rudolph (2014)
The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — William Lewis Rudolph, a former Krispy Kreme vice president who helped to build the company, has died. Rudolph's brother, Vernon Rudolph, opened...
Bob Simpson (2014)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Simpson, a meteorologist who co-developed the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale which estimates potential property damage, has died.Peg Simpson, his...
Sy Berger (2014)
By BERNARD CONDON, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died. Sy Berger was 91.His daughter,...
Larry J. Cano (2014)
By JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry J. Cano once said it was not his love of food so much as it was the way he was treated in a Mexican restaurant during a visit to his...
Matteo Cassani (2014)
The Associated PressBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The general manager of an Italian-owned electricity company in Romania has died after falling from the company building in Bucharest.Enel confirmed...
Leo Moskovitz (2014)
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...
Samuel Klein, 91 (1923 - 2014)
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...
Harold Gary Morse, 77 (1936 - 2014)
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...
Nelson Bunker Hunt, 88 (1926 - 2014)
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...
Comer Cottrell (2014)
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...
Warren M. Anderson, 92 (1921 - 2014)
CURT ANDERSON, The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in 1984, has died in Florida at...
Isidoro Alvarez (2014)
The Associated PressMADRID (AP) — Isidoro Alvarez, the head of Spain's El Corte Ingles department store chain who turned the company into an international business with an annual turnover of around...
Emilio Botin, 79 (1934 - 2014)
CRISTINA FUENTES-CANTILLANA, The Associated PressMADRID (AP) — Spanish banking magnate Emilio Botin, who built the country's Banco Santander into a global financial giant and was widely seen as the...
S. Truett Cathy, 93 (1921 - 2014)
BERNARD McGHEE, The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy died early Monday at 93. The billionaire rose from poverty, building a privately held restaurant chain...
Andrew Madoff, 48 (2014)
LARRY NEUMEISTER, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff's last surviving son, died of cancer on Wednesday, years after turning his father in and insisting he had...
Dinu Patriciu, 64 (1950 - 2014)
ALISON MUTLER, The Associated PressBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Dinu Patriciu, an emblematic politician from Romania's early post-communist years whose later career as an oil tycoon was marred by...
Raymond Berthillon (2014)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Raymond Berthillon, the founder of the celebrated Paris ice cream parlor that bears his name, has died at age 90.The company, which closes for the month of August,...
Manny Roth, 96 (1918 - 2014)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressManny Roth, a colorful club owner in Greenwich Village whose Cafe Wha? and its basement level stage was a rite of passage in the 1960s for Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix,...
Dan Borislow (2014)
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...