Washington, August 12
Sumner Redstone, who constructed a media empire from his household’s drive-in film chain, has died. He was 97.
Redstone constructed the corporate by way of aggressive acquisitions, however many headlines along with his identify centered on severed ties with wives, actors and executives.
In a number of interviews, he stated he’d by no means die.
His tight-fisted grip on the National Amusements theater chain, which managed CBS Corp. and Viacom Inc. by way of voting inventory, was handed to his daughter Shari Redstone, who battled prime executives to re-merge the 2 entities that cut up in 2006. — AP