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Celebrity Deaths in Business

  • Winnie Yu, 47 (2017)

    Winnie Yu

    Winnie Yu, California tea expert and entrepreneur, died Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, after a long illness, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. She was 47. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Susan Lindstrom, 73 (2017)

    Susan  Lindstrom

    Susan Lindstrom, founder of the chain of Paper Source stores, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, of metastatic colon cancer, according to the Chicago Tribune. She was 73. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Jeff Brotman, 74 (1942 - 2017)

    Jeff Brotman

    Jeff Brotman, the co-founder of warehouse retailer Costco and chairman of its board, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Margo Chase (2017)

    Margo Chase

    Margo Chase, the founder and chief creative officer of the Chase Design Group, died Saturday, July 22, 2017, in the crash of a plane she was flying, according to multiple news sources. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • James Galton, 92 (1924 - 2017)

    James Galton

    James Galton, the former president and CEO of the Marvel Entertainment Group whose tenure coincided with some of the most profound generational changes to the comic book industry, died Monday, June 12, 2017, at his home in Naples, Florida. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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