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Deaths

Beverly Sackler

(AP) — Beverly Sackler died Monday, according to a filing made by her lawyers in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

She was the widow of Raymond Sackler, one of the brothers who bought the drug company Purdue Frederick in 1952. The company later became Purdue Pharma. Beverly Sackler, who lived in Connecticut, was on its board for decades.

Nearly 2,700 lawsuits blame the company for helping spark the opioid crisis. Hundreds also blame family members.

Lou Frey

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Lou Frey, a Republican congressman who represented central Florida in the 1970s, has died. He was 85.

The Lou Frey Institute at the University of Central Florida tweeted news Tuesday of Frey’s death. He died Monday at a hospice center.

As a U.S. congressman from 1969-1979, he championed balanced budgets and deregulation of the communications industry. He pushed for legislation to stop toxic waste from being dumped in oceans and to protect people from the financial burdens of catastrophic illness.

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