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Hughes Death / Biography #488143

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 06, 1976
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(Studio) Autopsy performed on Howard Hughes.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

(Houston, Texas) Body kept overnight at Methodist Hospital; security personnel guard body. Hughes dies of chronic kidney failure. [Hospital spokesperson Dr. Henry McINTOSH - explains function of kidneys.] Body taken to funeral home; funeral to be private. He'll be buried next to parents. Relatives supervise arrangements. Govt. wants fingerprints double checked to make sure it was Hughes.
REPORTER: George Lewis

(Studio) Hughes was alive when put on plane.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

(Fort Lauderdale, Florida) Pilots, Roger Sutton and Jeff Abrams, describe Hughes to NBC artist, Shyrl Solomon. [SOLOMON - asks pilots questions about Hughes' features.] Drawing shown.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

(Studio) Report on Hughes' life and will.
REPORTER: Edwin Newman

(Las Vegas, NV) Hughes 1st became famous as pilot and movie-maker. Sold TWA for $1/2 billion in 1966. He bought Hughes Air West with money from sale. He bought Las Vegas, NV, real estate. Hughes worth $2 billion. He lived in seclusion and out of United States for last 6 years Summa Corporation organized to handle his business affairs. Flags fly at 1/2 mast at Summa Corporation Hughes left will. Sources believe estate to be left in trust to support medical foundation. Frank West Gay to head corporation now. [Summa executive, Walter KANE - says tragic that Hughes had to die to prove he was alive.]
REPORTER: Roy Neal

(DC) In 1948, Hughes made last public appearance before Senate subcommittee He turned his back on committee at end of hearing. In 1972, he held news conf. by telephone. [HUGHES VOICE - says not happy and content.]
REPORTER: Roy Neal

Reporter(s):
Francis, Fred;
Lewis, George;
Neal, Roy;
Newman, Edwin
Duration:
00:06:10

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