Media Mogul Rogers Dies
Canadian media mogul EDWARD S. ROGERS JR. has died, aged 75.
His death on Tuesday (02Dec08) was related to congestive heart failure, according to an announcement made by his company, Rogers Communications.
The company, founded by the mogul, posted $10 billion (GBP6.5 billion) in 2007.
His holdings included control of Canadas largest wireless operator, its biggest cable television system, several high-circulation magazines, the leading provider of residential Internet services, 52 radio stations, 10 television stations and the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team.
Rogers served as chief executive of the company until his hospitalisation in October 2007.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta, a son, Edward III, and three daughters, Melinda, Lisa and Martha.