Billionaire Conservative Activist David Koch Dead At 79

David Koch, a billionaire conservative activist, and philanthropist dies at 79.

Charles Koch: “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my brother David. Anyone who worked with David surely experienced his giant personality and passion for life. Twenty-seven years ago, David was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and given a grim prognosis of a few years to live. David liked to say that a combination of brilliant doctors, state-of-the-art medications and his own stubbornness kept the cancer at bay. We can all be grateful that it did, because he was able to touch so many more lives as a result.”

NBC:

Billionaire conservative activist and philanthropist David Koch has died, NBC News reported. He was 79.

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Koch and his brother, Charles, co-owned Koch Industries, a Nebraska-based energy and chemical company, since 1983.

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The Koch brothers helped to build a massive conservative network of donors for organizations that work to mobilize voters and sway elected officials in support of libertarian-leaning economic policies. More

Rest in peace David Koch, a true American hero.

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