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[6 Jan 2011 | 2 Comments | 3,933 views]
Don Tyson dies after ‘brief illness’

According to a news release from Tyson Foods, Donald J. “Don” Tyson died this morning (Jan. 6) following a brief illness.
Initial reports that Tyson died of cancer have not been confirmed.
Tyson, 80, was the former president and chief executive officer of the company that bears his family’s name — poultry giant Tyson Foods in Springdale.
Tyson Foods spokesman Gary Mickelson was not available for comment. We at First Arkansas News understand how he might be busy today and will update this story once Mickelson gets in touch or Tyson Foods issues …