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Adrian Swire, a knighted billionaire British businessman and the former chairman of John Swire & Sons Ltd., has died.  He was 86. 

 

http://peeragenews.blogspot.com/2018/08/sir-adrian-swire-1932-2018.html

 

 

Guess I'm an hour late with this.  Looked up 'Swire' beforehand, but nothing came up.  No matter. :clivedunn:

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Richard DeVos, American businessman and billionaire, has died aged 92. He co-founded Amway and Alticor, and was a Republican party donor. He's also the father-in-law of US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

 

Edit: Daily Mail obituary.

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Don Peroz at 83.

 

Headed up the team that produced the first transdermal drug delivery system via a 'patch', fucked off to The Free State and started Elan Corporation, who hold the Worldwide rights ™©® to the nicotine patch.

 

Fucker made €€€€ off the weak willed who wanted to quit.

 

 

Then he started subsidising motor sports with his gazillions, sponsoring Panoz Motorsports, who liked the endurance aspect of the game.

 

 

http://www.dailysportscar.com/2018/09/11/don-panoz-1935-2018.html

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Clay Riddell, the billionaire  co-owner of the NHL's Calgary Flames, has died.  He was 81.  Riddell is the second person to own/co-own or have owned/co-owned the franchise to die this year.  Former owner Sonia Scurfield passed away in June.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/clay-riddell-passed-away-flames-owner-1.4825932

 

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1 hour ago, alt obits guy said:

Clay Riddell, the billionaire  co-owner of the NHL's Calgary Flames, has died.  He was 81.  Riddell is the second person to own/co-own or have owned/co-owned the franchise to die this year.  Former owner Sonia Scurfield passed away in June.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/clay-riddell-passed-away-flames-owner-1.4825932

 

As soon as I saw I'm like....didn't the owner already....
Crazy coincidental deaths.  Who's next?  How about a Calgary Flames DDP theme team 'Flaming Out'.
 

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1 minute ago, alt obits guy said:

Wayne Leonard, the longest serving CEO of Entergy, an integrated energy company from the U.S. south, has died.  He was 67.

 

https://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2018/09/wayne_leonard_entergys_longest.html

 

That name looked very familiar. Was picked in the deathlist cup twice...

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Tom Hayes, Tyson Foods CEO since late 2016, is “stepping down for personal reasons,” according to a news release published Monday.   Hayes’ departure is not related to any issues concerning “personal conduct or integrity.

Well ok, that leaves one thing.  His health.  Or his marriage is on the rocks.  That's two things.  
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Sir Eric Yarrow, former owner of Glaswegian shipbuilding firm Yarrows (now part of BAE Systems), died on 22nd September. He was 98.

 

https://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/16908141.obituary-sir-eric-yarrow-shipbuilder-businessman-and-banker/

 

Bit of a local hero. I had the pleasure of meeting him while I was on work experience in 2016.

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12 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

John Bryan, the former CEO of Sara Lee, has died.  He was 81.

 

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/ct-met-john-bryan-obit-20181003-story.htm

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I think your 'L' in html got away!  lo....l
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/ct-met-john-bryan-obit-20181003-story.html

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Bruce Whitman, Chairman, President & CEO of FlightSafety has died aged 85.

 

Mentioned primarily because I used to work for them.

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Greg Stafford founder of Chaosium has died at the age of 70

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10 hours ago, alt obits guy said:

William Coors, the former chair of Adolph Coors Co., has died.  He was 102.

 

https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/william-coors-former-chair-of-adolph-coors-dies-at-102

 

 

Under his guidance and acumen, the company’s beer selection went from 98th shittiest tasting to 96th!

 

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Wanda Ferragamo, who turned her husband’s Italian shoe company into a luxury-goods empire, has died.  She was 96.   Salvatore Ferragamo had produced custom-made shoes for Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe and others.

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-19/wanda-ferragamo-who-built-fashion-giant-from-shoes-dies-at-96

 

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12 minutes ago, alt obits guy said:

Charles Wang, founder of Computer Associates International and the former owner of the National Hockey League's New York Islanders, has died.  He was 74.

 

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/computer-associates-charles-wang-1.22209693

 

What was the cause of death? I can't read the article because of the stupid European block...

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9 minutes ago, drol said:

What was the cause of death? I can't read the article because of the stupid European block...

The link appears to be dead and he, therefore, may be alive.  Maybe he just needed a reboot?  No other sources mentioning his possible demise. 

 

Edit: The link is alive once more.  According to the report, no cause of death has been given.

 

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/computer-associates-charles-wang-1.22209693

 

 

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32 minutes ago, drol said:

What was the cause of death? I can't read the article because of the stupid European block...

 

Here's a tip. Paste the address into google translate and select Italian then click on the translation link. You have to choose a language other than the one it's already in.

https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?sl=auto&tl=it&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.newsday.com%2Flong-island%2Fcomputer-associates-charles-wang-1.22209693&edit-text=&act=url

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