Giovanni Alberto Agnelli, 33, heir-apparent to the Fiat...


December 15, 1997

Giovanni Alberto Agnelli, 33, heir-apparent to the Fiat empire, died Saturday of cancer at home in Turin, Italy, headquarters of jTC the family empire, a company spokesman said. The industrialist, often called the "JFK Jr. of Italy," was chairman of the Piaggio motor scooter company.

The $50 billion, family-controlled conglomerate is Italy's largest private employer, accounting for 5 percent to 7 percent of the gross national product. It sells everything from cars to insurance to newspapers.

Mr. Agnelli is survived by the former Avery Frances Howe, whom he married last year, and a daughter, Virginia Asia.

R. Stanton Avery, 90, the father of the self-stick label and founder of what is now Avery Dennison Corp., died Friday of complications after a stroke in Pasadena, Calif. He created his first self-adhesive label during the Depression.

Pub Date: 12/15/97

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