Death of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch

February 8, 1909 - December 5, 2012
Melbourne, Australia | Age 103

Rupert Murdoch's mother Elisabeth dies at age 103
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KRISTEN GELINEAU, The Associated Press

SYDNEY (AP) — Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, a prominent Australian philanthropist and mother of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, has died at age 103.

News Ltd., the Australian media company headed by her son, confirmed her death.

She died peacefully on Wednesday surrounded by family members in her garden estate outside Melbourne. She had been hospitalized in September after a bad fall in which she broke her leg.

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