Roger Kozberg, an insurance executive who helped guide the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum through a $93-million renovation and became a top proponent for the facility's use as an NFL stadium, has died. He was 77.
Kozberg had neuroendocrine carcinoma, family members said. He died Friday at his home in Beverly Hills.
A Los Angeles native who made the papers at 12 when he turned in a lost wallet containing $50 and eight tickets to USC football games, Kozberg was involved in numerous civic activities but the most public was his passion for the Coliseum.
Kozberg served on the Coliseum Commission from 1993 to 1999 and was its president during an extensive renovation effort...