Sumner Redstone dead at 97 – CBS and Viacom media mogul who created ‘content is king’ slogan dies at his home

Sumner Redstone dead at 97 – CBS and Viacom media mogul who created ‘content is king’ slogan dies at his home

August 12, 2020

SUMNER Redstone – the CBS and Viacom media mogul who created the "content is king" slogan – has died at age 97.

Redstone passed away on Tuesday in his Los Angeles home.

ViacomCBS Chief Executive Bob Bakish said in a statement: “Sumner Redstone was a brilliant visionary, operator and dealmaker, who single-handedly transformed a family-owned drive-in theater company into a global media portfolio.

"He was a force of nature and fierce competitor, who leaves behind a profound legacy in both business and philanthropy.

"ViacomCBS will remember Sumner for his unparalleled passion to win, his endless intellectual curiosity, and his complete dedication to the company.

"We extend our deepest sympathies to the Redstone family today.”

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