German media mogul Leo Kirch dies at age 84

Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German media tycoon Leo Kirch died on Thursday, his family said in a statement.

"Media entrepreneur Leo Kirch died this morning," the family said.

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Kirch owned Germany's first private TV channel, Sat.1 and helped build the country's largest commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1. He was 84 years old and suffered from diabetes.

(Reporting by Nicola Leske)