Sumner Redstone Death – Dead : Sumner Redstone Obituary : Media Billionaire Dies at 97.
Sumner Redstone, the hard-charging mogul who parlayed his father’s New England drive-in theater business into a media empire that includes ViacomCBS and flows into virtually every avenue of entertainment, has died. , according to a statement posted online on Aug. 12, 2020 by the Hollywood Reporter.
JUST IN: Sumner Redstone, a media titan and billionaire who, as chairman of Viacom and National Amusements, drew headlines both for his deal-making as well as his turbulent personal life, died on Tuesday. He was 97. https://t.co/fQRBUNJlmZ
— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) August 12, 2020
According to WSJ, Sumner Redstone said in his autobiography that his father had changed the family’s name from Rothstein. But others said that it was Sumner who prompted the change, apparently to avoid association with the infamous Arnold Rothstein, the Jewish gangster. pic.twitter.com/PKOVO0Kbzo
— Jonah Bromwich (@Jonesieman) August 12, 2020
In the last few years, Sumner Redstone had trouble speaking and communicated with an iPad that said “yes”, “no” and “fuck you.” This isn’t made up. I’ve independently corroborated it and @keachhagey reported it here and in her book: https://t.co/jpiu7O7z98
— Alex Sherman (@sherman4949) August 12, 2020
I think my favorite fact about Sumner Redstone is that at 93, in control of both Viacom and CBS and fighting with his own daughter, two ex-wives and multiple lawyers, he communicated solely through an iPad programmed to say “Yes,” “No,” and “Fuck you” https://t.co/K5awbtDkp3
— Mathew Ingram (@mathewi) August 12, 2020
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Obituary of Sumner Redstone is a riveting read , particularly for those of us who covered the media business between 1990 and 2010. Forgot the detail that he fired Tom Freston for essentially failing to buy MySpace …. https://t.co/S8EWHRH2Cj
— emily bell (@emilybell) August 12, 2020
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