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Padma Laxmi's ex beau Theodore Forstmann dies at 71

November 21, 2011 - Washington

Theodore 'Teddy' Forstmann, a veteran business leader and philanthropist who had been romantically linked to Padma Lakshmi, died on Sunday. He was 71.

Forstmann suffered from Brain cancer, his spokesman told The New York Times.

Although the famed billionaire never married, he dated Top Chef host Lakshmi, for several years.

Forstmann had also previously been linked to Princess Diana. According to The Diana Chronicles by Newsweek and The Daily Beast, the two were plotting to wed in the last weeks of her life.

Forstmann, who had invested in a host of companies, ranging from Gulfstream Aerospace to Dr. Pepper, is survived by his two sons, Siya and Everest, brothers Anthony and John, and sisters Marina Forstmann Day and Elissa Forstmann Moran, reported.


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