King Abdullah, Melvin Gordon, Alberto Nisman: Obits This Week

January 24, 2015 8:09 AM

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This week’s notable deaths included the monarch who ruled the world’s top oil-producing country; the 95-year-old chief executive officer of Tootsie Roll Industries Inc.; and the prosecutor who was investigating the role of Argentina’s leader in a possible coverup involving a terrorist attack. Below are summaries of these and other obituaries.

King Abdullah, about 90. Saudi Arabia’s sixth king, who since 2005 oversaw a fivefold increase in the size of the Arab world’s largest economy. He pumped $130 billion into the economy to head off revolts that began shaking the Arab world in 2011, while curbing press freedom and restricting dissent. ...

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