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Nov 6, 2011 11:41 AM by Dr. Anya Winslow

John Randolph Hearst Jr. dies in NYC at 77

NEW YORK (AP) - A grandson of William Randolph Hearst who served on the board of directors of the Hearst Corp. for 44 years has died in New York City. John Randolph Hearst Jr. was 77.

The Hearst Corp. says in a statement on its website that John Randolph Hearst Jr. died Friday. The cause of death was not disclosed.

John R. "Bunky" Hearst spent most of his career at the company his grandfather founded. Besides serving on the board, he was a trustee of The Hearst Family Trust and a director of the Hearst Foundations.

He also worked for Hearst publications, including as a photographer for the New York Daily Mirror in the 1950s and as an editor for Motor Boating & Sailing magazine.

He spent his youth at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif.

He was born in New York City on Dec. 8, 1933.


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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