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Flamboyant Aussie businessman Alan Bond dies at 77

The high-flying America's Cup hero had been in hospital after a triple-bypass operation but never regained consciousness

PROUD MOMENT: Mr Bond (right) and Australia II skipper John Bertrand in 2013 with a replica of the America's Cup trophy that they had won in 1983 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first America's Cup win by a boat from Australia.


ALAN Bond, the flamboyant Australian businessman who funded the country's historic 1983 America's Cup victory before losing his fortune and his freedom, died on Friday.

The 77-year-old had been in intensive care in a hospital in the city of Perth following a triple-bypass