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Rupert Murdoch’s Mother Dead at 103

Dame Elizabeth Murdoch attends an Australia Day reception at Government House on the third day of his visit to Australia on January 21, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. HRH flew to Sydney on Tuesday after spending three days in New Zealand earlier this week. This is the first official overseas visit for the second-in-line to the throne.
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Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, the celebrated Australian philanthropist and mom to a media mogul, has passed away, leaving behind 77 living descendants and a lifetime of charity work. According to an obituary in the Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal, “Mrs. Murdoch wasn’t ostentatious. She once banned a secondhand Rolls-Royce her husband brought home, signaling a lack of pretense that extended to the wider Murdoch clan even as their wealth grew.”

Dame Elisabeth Murdoch Dead at 103