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    Rupert Murdoch’s Mother Dies

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 21:  Dame Elisabeth Murdoch attends the memorial service for former businessman and philanthropist Richard Pratt at Hamer Hall Arts Centre on June 21, 2009 in Melbourne, Australia. Pratt was most renowned for his international cardboard and packaging company Visy, his role as Carlton Football Club President, and for his generous donations to charity. He is survived by his wife Jeanne, their three children along with the daughter to his former mistress Shari-Lea Hitchcock. Pratt died on April 28 following complications from prostrate cancer.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dame Elisabeth Murdoch

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    Dame Elisabeth Murdoch has died at the age of 103. She died peacefully in Australia at Cruden Farm, an estate that was given to her as a wedding present. Born on Feb. 8, 1909, she became a debutante and married newspaperman Sir Keith Murdoch in 1928, and was widowed 24 years later. Dame Elisabeth was the mother of four children, including Rupert Murdoch, and has 77 direct descendents. She gave extensively to charity and is known to have helped 100 organizations directly. She was created a dame after heading the planning committee for the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

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