David Koch dead – Billionaire philanthropist and US political ‘mega donor’ dies aged 79 after cancer battle

BILLIONAIRE industrialist and political activist David Koch, one of the richest people in the world and a donor to the Republican Party, has died, according to news reports.

He was 79 years old and had been suffering from cancer.

 David Koch was one of the wealthiest and influential people in the world


David Koch was one of the wealthiest and influential people in the worldCredit: Getty – Contributor

“Sources close to the family say David Koch has died,” New Yorker reporter Jane Mayer tweeted.

CBS News confirmed his death a short time later.

Other details about the time, place, and cause of his death were not immediately known.

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