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Comcast founder, cable pioneer Roberts dies at 95 @NHLdotcom

Ralph Roberts, founder of Comcast, died Saturday at the age of 95.

Comcast Spectator, a subsidiary of Comcast and a Philadelphia-based sports entertainment company, owns the Philadelphia Flyers.

"Ralph Roberts was an innovator, a visionary who revolutionized the cable industry and the patriarch of an outstanding family," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement. "Founder of Comcast and chairman emeritus, Ralph was a devoted partner and friend of the National Hockey League. We send deepest condolences to Ralph's family and his countless friends. He will be dearly missed."

"Ralph Roberts was a great partner and an even greater friend," Flyers owner Ed Snider said in a statement. "He had a wonderful sense of humor and he was very inspirational to me personally. I will really miss him. We all will. My heart goes out to his wife, Suzanne, and the entire Roberts family."

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