WRAPUP 1-Fiat patriarch Gianni Agnelli dies at 81

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By Gianni Montani TURIN, Italy, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Gianni Agnelli, the stylish Italian industrialist who transformed Fiat into a global powerhouse but whose failing health in recent years mirrored the group's decline, has died aged 81, his family said on Friday. Once a flamboyant playboy who became Italy's most powerful businessman, Agnelli had been suffering from prostate cancer. With illness his influence waned, raising expectations loss-making Fiat would sell the nation's emblematic ...

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