Ralph Roberts Dies: Comcast Founder Was 95

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The father of Comcast CEO Brian Roberts was also a founding father of the cable industry as he helped to build a system in Tupelo, Miss. into a global media power.  The company says he died of natural causes last night in Philadelphia.

“Ralph was a born entrepreneur, a visionary businessman, a philanthropist and a wonderful human being,” Comcast said in a statement. “Ralph built Comcast into one of America’s greatest companies and his vision and spirit have been at the heart of Comcast and our culture for 50 years.  He will be truly missed.” Developing

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