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J. B. Fuqua Passes Away

J.B. Fuqua, the legendary business leader whose name graces Duke's Fuqua School of Business, has passed away at the age of 87. In his lifetime, Mr. Fuqua donated nearly $40 million to Duke. He never attended college, but as a child growing up in rural Virginia, he used to write to Duke's library asking to borrow books. Duke would send them, Mr. Fuqua would read them, then return them and borrow more books. Few people have ever achieved such success as Mr. Fuqua nor led such a remarkable and full life. And few people have ever given back so much to others as did he.