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Donald G. Fisher dies at 81; co-founded the Gap chain
Donald G. Fisher dies at 81; co-founded the Gap chain

Donald G. Fisher, who launched the Gap clothing chain 40 years ago and helped build it into one of the world's leading apparel retailers, died Sunday. He was 81. Fisher died at his home in San Francisco after a long battle with cancer, the company said. Starting with a single store in San Francisco, Fisher and his wife, Doris, built the Gap into a brand name recognized around the world. Gap jeans, khakis and T-shirts became the uniform for a generation of Americans and were at home even on the red carpet on Oscar night. "Today we lost a friend, a mentor and a great visionary," Glenn Murphy, chief executive and chairman of Gap Inc., said in a statement. "Don and...

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