Apple board member Jerry York has died after collapsing with a brain aneurysm last night. York is hospitalised in Pontiac, Michigan. Apple’s statements on his loss are available here.
Known as a key aide to billionaire investor Kirk Kekorian York is also former CFO of IBM and Chrysler, York was also formerly CEO of Micro Warehouse. He joined Apple’s board in 1997.
Jerry is a very dear friend and a trusted business associate and our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family,” Kerkorian said in a statement given to Reuters.
He was born in Oakland Township, Michigan in 1938. He holds degrees from West Point, MIT, and the University of Michigan. He is married to Eilene York. Together they have four children and six grandchildren.