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George Jackson

Age: 42

media executive who began his career in film, moved to the music industry, and finally onto the Internet, where he created the Urban Box Office Network, a group of sites targeted to minorities. He produced more than a dozen films, including New Jack City and A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. He also ran Motown Records, where he helped launch the career of pop band 98 Degrees. He died of a stroke.

Died: Manhattan, Feb. 14, 2000

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