George R. Hearst Jr., Media Titan’s Grandson, Dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Hearst Corp. board chairman George Randolph Hearst Jr., the oldest grandson of the media titan William Randolph Hearst, has died at 84.

The company said on its website that Hearst died Monday in California following complications from a stroke.

George Hearst was the chairman of a media conglomerate that traces its roots back more than 125 years. Hearst Corp. owns 15 daily newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, San Antonio Express-News and San Francisco Chronicle. It also owns 29 TV stations, 20 U.S. magazines and a variety of real estate properties.

Hearst was also president of The Hearst Foundation.

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