OBITUARY-Gianni Agnelli, icon of Italian industry and style

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By Luke Baker ROME, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Giovanni Agnelli was the king of Italian industry who turned the family car company Fiat into a global industrial powerhouse, only to see its fortunes fade as his own health declined. A symbol of grace and elegance in a nation which prides itself on both, Agnelli died on Friday aged 81 after battling for months with prostate cancer. From his days as a tank commander in World War Two to his dominance of the business world, Agnelli led from the ...

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