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Warren Hellman dies at 77; San Francisco financier, bluegrass fan
Warren Hellman dies at 77; San Francisco financier, bluegrass fan

Reporting from San Francisco -- Warren Hellman, a San Francisco financier, philanthropist and bluegrass enthusiast who lavished his city with a free concert that grew into one of the nation's largest music festivals, died Sunday of complications from leukemia, his family said. He was 77. Hellman, co-founder of the San Francisco private equity firm Hellman & Friedman, built his wealth through fierce professional drive, while nurturing his penchant for ultra-distance marathons, endurance horseback riding and ski racing. The Harvard Business School graduate became Lehman Brothers' youngest partner at age 26 and president of the investment bank a decade later. But it was his...

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