Notable Business Deaths

  • Dinu Patriciu, 64 (1950 - 2014)

    Dinu Patriciu

    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 legal troubles, died Tuesday after a series of illnesses. He was 64.Patriciu died Tuesday in a London hospital, said former Prime Minister Petre Roman, a family friend. Roman said he had been ill with...

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  • Raymond Berthillon (2014)

    Raymond Berthillon

    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, announced Saturday's death of the patriarch on its website.With lines of tourists down the street even in Paris' coolest weather, Berthillon's shop has become an institution in the decades since its...

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  • Manny Roth, 96 (1918 - 2014)

    Manny Roth

    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, Bruce Springsteen and many others, has died. He was 94.Roth, the uncle of Van Halen singer David Lee Roth, died July 25. His daughter, Jodi Roth, said Friday that he died of natural causes at his home...

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  • 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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