Headlines Tagged with Obit — 2,142 headlines found
estimated in 1998 that smoking-related illnesses cost Medicaid $12.9 billion a year...“I feel strongly that any global settlement with the tobacco industry should go beyond $368 billion.” It was eventually pared to about $250 million over 25 years.
Mar 4, 2017 New York Times
added Mar 4, 2017 15:12
[UK] Violent, drunk and sex-crazed: Theatre critic Kenneth Tynan's daughter reveals the man behind the glittering facade in unsparing memoir
Ken was dead at 53 from emphysema, exacerbated by the two packs of Dunhill cigarettes he smoked each day and refused to cut out. The excess carbon dioxide in his blood made him prone to paranoid hallucinations — and his death makes tragic reading. He wa
Feb 24, 2017 The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 24, 2017 22:11
He was diagnosed last March with cancer of the oesophagus.
Feb 20, 2017 BBC Online
added Feb 24, 2017 14:25
The cause was lung cancer, his son, Frank Jr., said.... Mr. Pellegrino was a constant presence at Rao’s, sometimes sipping a Chivas at the bar, sometimes puffing on a Parliament 100 on the patio
Feb 2, 2017 New York Times
added Feb 2, 2017 05:20
As chief executive of Kraft Inc. in the 1980s, John Richman oversaw some of America’s best-known food brands...cigarette maker Philip Morris Cos. agreed to chomp down Kraft for $13.1 billion, at that time one of the biggest takeovers ever.
Jan 13, 2017 The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jan 13, 2017 22:36
Carrie Fisher was a lifelong smoker who died at age 60 from a sudden heart attack...She had also fought mental health and addiction battles. The prevalence of smoking is disproportionately elevated in both of these groups...a meaningful public teaching mo
Jan 3, 2017 Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Jan 4, 2017 06:22
Frederick Ross Johnson, OC (December 13, 1931 – December 29, 2016) was a Canadian businessman, best known as the chief executive officer of RJR Nabisco in the 1980s.
Jan 1, 2017 Wikipedia
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Johnson was best known for his attempt to take RJR Nabisco Co, the cigarettes-to-cookies conglomerate, private via a leveraged buyout in 1988. It led to a fierce battle — depicted in the book Barbarians at the Gate — that he ultimately lost to KKR in a c
Dec 31, 2016 Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 1, 2017 14:18
whose reign as chief executive of RJR Nabisco Co. became a symbol of corporate greed in the late 1980s, died of pneumonia Thursday at his home in Jupiter, Fla., a spokesman said. He was 85 years old.
Jan 1, 2017 The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jan 1, 2017 14:16
The Canadian-born businessman triggered the fiercest contest of the leveraged-buyout era in 1988 by attempting a management-led purchase of the maker of Ritz crackers, Oreo cookies and Winston cigarettes. He lost control of the process after making an in
Dec 31, 2016 Bloomberg News
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