PARIS — Jean-Luc Lagardère, one of France’s biggest industrialists and owner of the Hachette media empire, died Friday in hospital of a rare neurological disorder. He was 75.
Hospitalized since last month after hip surgery, Lagardère had two years ago passed on day-to-day operations of his far-flung businesses to his son, Arnaud. He is also survived by his wife, Betty, a Paris society powerhouse and a close friend of designers Karl Lagerfeld and Emanuel Ungaro.
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