Texas Billionaire Harold Simmons Passed Away 12/29/13
December 29, 2013
DALLAS - The 82 year old was very ill for the last two weeks, and had spent his last 8 days in the ICU at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
His exact cause of death has not been released.
Many in Dallas County and across the nation know Simmons as a philanthropist, giving to the arts and organizations, including the Dallas civic opera, Dallas zoo, young America's foundation and SMU.
He also established the Harold Simmons Foundation, which has given millions to nonprofits in north Texas.
Simmons is currently ranked number 40 on Forbes' Wealthiest Americans list.