Death of Chaleo Yoovidhya

March 17, 2012
Bangkok | Age 89

Thai billionaire who created Red Bull dies at 89
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THANYARAT DOKSONE, The Associated Press

BANGKOK (AP) — Chaleo Yoovidhya, the self-made Thai billionaire who introduced the world to "energy drinks" and co-founded the globally popular Red Bull brand, has died. He was in his 80s.

Chaleo died of natural causes in Bangkok on Saturday, according to local media reports and state television broadcaster, MCOT, which cited the Thai Beverage Industry Association.

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