The Canadian cable company Rogers Communications announced the death of its founder and CEO Edward Samuel “Ted” Rogers, a visionary communications industry pioneer and a titan in Canadian business. He was 75.
“Mr. Rogers, known for his relentless drive, built Rogers Communications into a Canadian leader in wireless telecommunications, cable television, broadcasting, publishing and more. Mr. Rogers’ name is synonymous with innovative, high-quality communications products across Canada,” the company said in a statement.
In October 2008, Mr. Rogers’ autobiography (written with Robert Brehl) entitled Relentless: The True Story of the Man Behind Rogers Communications was published by HarperCollins. It quickly became a best-seller. True to form, the book is candid and honest from a legendary entrepreneur who talks about his successes and his failures; and takes the reader beyond the brand and inside the man.