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Minnesota businessman, wife found dead in home

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Minnesota businessman Irwin Jacobs and his wife, Alexandra, were found dead this week in their Orono home.

Media reports indicate Jacobs killed his wife and then himself.

Dennis Mathisen, a longtime business associate and friend of Jacobs, told the Star Tribune Alexandra had been in a wheelchair for the past year and was showing dementia signs.

Known by his nickname Irv the Liquidator, the 77-year-old Jacobs was known for buying and selling companies. His holdings previously included a stake in the Minnesota Vikings.

Read more from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

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