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Obituaries

Sony's former chairman, Nobuyuki Idei, dies at 84

Group CEO played key role in turning electronics company into tech giant

Nobuyuki Idei, then-chairman of Sony, is seen at a press conference in May 2004. 

TOKYO -- Nobuyuki Idei, former chairman and group CEO of Sony Group, has died of liver failure at age 84, the company announced Tuesday.

Idei joined Sony, then known as Sony Corp., in 1960, playing a key role in turning the electronics company into a tech giant. He was appointed president and representative director in 1995 and became CEO in 1998. He served as chairman and CEO from 2000 to 2005.

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