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Rockefeller dies at 101
12:36, 21 March 2017
Rockefeller dies at 101

He died at his home in Pocantico Hills because of the congestive heart failure

12:36, 21 March 2017

 

Bloomberg

David Rockefeller, the billionaire businessman, the U.S. banker, philanthropist, presidential adviser and heir to one of history’s most fabled fortune, died Monday at the age of 101. The Daily Mail reported that citing his spokesman, Fraser P. Seite. He died at his home in Pocantico Hills because of the congestive heart failure.

He was the last in his generation of one of the country's most famously philanthropic families.

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To mark his 100th birthday in 2015, he gave 1,000 acres of land next to a national park to Maine.

His philanthropy and other activities earned him a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, in 1998.

Rockefeller and his wife, the former Margaret McGrath, married in 1940 and had six children. His wife, an active conservationist, died in 1996.

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