Canada: Ted Rogers dead at age 75
Cable TV mogul Ted Rogers has died at his Toronto home at the age of 75.
Long listed as one of Canada's wealthiest people, the company he created owns not only Rogers cable, wireless, radio and television businesses, but the Toronto Blue Jays and their home the Rogers Centre, as well as tv stations and other media properties including Maclean's and Chatelaine magazines.
The funeral will be held next Tuesday at St. James Cathedral in downtown Toronto. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Loretta Anne Rogers Critical Care Centre at the Toronto Western Hospital.
TORONTO - Ted Rogers, creator of Canada's largest cable-television and mobile-phone company, has died at his Toronto home at the age of 75.
The founder of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B) had been treated in hospital in October for an existing heart condition.
A statement from the company early Tuesday said he was surrounded by loved ones when he died.
He is survived by his wife, Loretta, whom he married in 1963, and their four children - Edward, Lisa, Melinda and Martha.