- Jul 20, 2011
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- Don't harsh my zen, Jen!
That's too young. Yeah, I know he led a long, full life, blah-blah-blah ... but that's too young. He should have seen at least another eight years.(Reuters) - Billionaire Harold Simmons, one of the richest men in America and a major contributor to the Republican Party, has died in his native Texas at 82.
The death, confirmed in a statement by Texas Governor Rick Perry, was first reported on the website of the Dallas Morning News which said he died on Saturday at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas.
His wife, Annette, told the newspaper Simmons had been "very sick for the last two weeks," and in Baylor's intensive care unit for the last eight days.
She did not give a specific cause of death.