Death of Ralph Roberts

March 13, 1920 - June 18, 2015
New York City, New York | Age 95

Comcast founder dies at 95
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By TALI ARBEL, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Ralph Roberts, who built Comcast from a small cable TV system in Mississippi into one of the nation's largest entertainment companies, has died. He was 95.

Comcast said in a statement that Roberts died Thursday night in Philadelphia of natural causes.

Roberts jumped into the fledgling cable TV industry in 1963 by spending $500,000 to buy American Cable Systems, a company in Tupelo, Miss. He then acquired other cable systems,...

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