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Kaiser Permanente CEO Bernard Tyson Dies At 60

The Oakland, the California-based nonprofit hospital system and health insurer Kaiser Permanente said that its Chairman and Chief Executive officer Bernard Tyson unexpectedly passed away early Sunday morning in his sleep at age 60.

Tyson succeeded George Halvorson as chief executive officer in 2013. Tyson was the company's first black chief executive since it was founded in 1945.

Kaiser Permanente also said it appointed Gregory Adams, Executive Vice President and Group President, as interim Chairman and Chief Executive officer, effective immediately.

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