BioCrossroads chairman Watanabe dies-WEB ONLY

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Gus Watanabe, the chairman of BioCrossroads Inc., died Tuesday night.

The life sciences development group confirmed his death this morning.

“We’re incredibly saddened by the loss of our friend and colleague,” said BioCrossroads spokeswoman Lori Leroy.

Watanabe, 67, the former president of the research arm of Eli Lilly and Co., joined BioCrossroads as chairman in 2004. He also sat on the boards of several local life sciences companies.

No further information was immediately available.

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