The Canadian Press

2006-06-12 | Obit Thomson Art

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Billionaire Ken Thomson, the art collector and newspaperman who developed his father's media empire into a global information giant, died June 12th at the age of 82. Matthew Teitelbaum of the Art Gallery of Ontario said Thomson was a great benefactor who wanted to share his vast collection with the country. (Thomson died of an apparent heart attack.)

Date: 2006-06-12
Placeline: TORONTO, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << they're many private collectors can with extraordinary because he made the transition right he was a private collector who done something pretty extraordinary for 25 or 30 years and made the decision to become a public figure and to say there is greater value in sharing these works of art with the public in my keeping them in my office >>