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John DeLorean

Age: 80

auto executive who left a high-level position at General Motors to start his own company in Northern Ireland. His flashy, stainless steel DeLorean sports car was featured in the Back to the Future movies. He was arrested for allegedly selling cocaine to support his near-bankrupt company. He was acquitted.

Died: Summit, N.J., March 19, 2005

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