Sidney Harman, 1918-2011: Statement from the Family

Sidney Harman 1918-2011

Jane Harman with Sidney Harman at The Aspen Institute's 27th Annual Awards Dinner at The Plaza Hotel, NYC, November 4, 2010. (Newscom)

Sidney Harman died last night of complications from acute myeloid leukemia at the young age of almost 93. He first learned of his illness one month ago and remained vigorously engaged as Executive Chairman of Newsweek, and Chairman of the Academy for Polymathic Study at the University of Southern California. He died in Washington, D.C., a city he loved and supported in so many ways, surrounded by his wife and children. Funeral arrangements will be private. Celebrations of Sidney's extraordinary life will be held both in Washington and Los Angeles, at dates still to be determined.

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