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Richard Rockefeller, of famed family, dies in New York plane crash
Richard Rockefeller, of famed family, dies in New York plane crash

Richard Rockefeller, the great-grandson of the legendary founder of Standard Oil, died on Friday when the small airplane he was piloting crashed in suburban New York, a family spokesman said. In addition to being related to John D. Rockefeller, Richard Rockefeller, 64, was the son of banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller and the nephew of former Vice President and New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, family spokesman Fraser Seitel told the Los Angeles Times. “It is a terrible tragedy and the family is in shock,” Seitel said. “Richard was a wonderful and cherished member of the family. He was an experienced pilot and he was a medical doctor. It's horribly...

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