Other Notable Deaths


May 27, 2007

Harvey Weinstein, 82

Tuxedo company executive

Harvey Weinstein, a former tuxedo company executive who was buried alive for 12 days after being kidnapped in 1993, died May 13 in Manhattan after a lengthy illness. He was 82.

Known as the "tuxedo king," Weinstein was CEO of Lord West, a company that manufactured formal wear. Weinstein retired in 1999.

The abduction occurred Aug. 4, 1993. Fermin Rodriguez, a collar maker at Weinstein's company, and two accomplices, kidnapped Weinstein and buried him in a pit near the Hudson River. They demanded $3 million in ransom.

Weinstein spent 12 days with little food and water before police found him.

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