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May 22, 2000 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mark Reynolds Hughes, the wealthy 44-year-old founder of Herbalife International Inc., was found dead in his Malibu beachfront mansion Sunday morning, apparently of natural causes, a sheriff's spokesman said. Hughes, enmeshed recently in a struggle for ownership of his weight-loss and nutritional products company, was reported to have died at 11:02 a.m. at his $25-million Malibu estate at 33064 Pacific Coast Highway.
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June 17, 2000 | TERRY McDERMOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Herbalife founder Mark Hughes died accidentally, the result of lethal combination of alcohol and an antidepressant, the Los Angeles County coroner has determined. Coroner's spokesman Scott Carrier said an autopsy found that Hughes' blood-alcohol level at the time of his death was 0.21%, nearly three times the legally defined level of intoxication, and that he had an elevated level of the drug Doxepin.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 17, 2000 | TERRY McDERMOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Herbalife founder Mark Hughes died accidentally, the result of lethal combination of alcohol and an antidepressant, the Los Angeles County coroner has determined. Coroner's spokesman Scott Carrier said an autopsy found that Hughes' blood-alcohol level at the time of his death was 0.21%, nearly three times the legally defined level of intoxication, and that he had an elevated level of the drug Doxepin.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 2000 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mark Reynolds Hughes, the wealthy 44-year-old founder of Herbalife International Inc., was found dead in his Malibu beachfront mansion Sunday morning, apparently of natural causes, a sheriff's spokesman said. Hughes, enmeshed recently in a struggle for ownership of his weight-loss and nutritional products company, was reported to have died at 11:02 a.m. at his $25-million Malibu estate at 33064 Pacific Coast Highway.
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February 18, 2001 | MATTHEW HELLER, Matthew Heller's last story for the magazine was a profile of St. John Knits' Kelly Gray
There's a star on the stage of the Great Western Forum. Immaculately dressed as always, 6-foot-1, tanned, not a hair out of place, he is a veteran of such very public appearances. In seminar after seminar, convention after convention, he has captivated thousands of people around the world with his charisma, sincerity and enthusiasm. But this appearance, on Feb. 19, 2000, is something special for Mark Reynolds Hughes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2000
An autopsy conducted Tuesday on the body of Mark Reynolds Hughes, the wealthy 44-year-old founder of Herbalife International Inc., indicated "no criminal intent on anyone's part," a coroner's official said. "We can say there was no evidence of external signs of trauma," said Scott Carrier. Additional toxicology and tissue sample tests are pending, and it could take four to six weeks for the results, Carrier said. "These types of tests are routine," Carrier said.
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May 14, 1985 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
Promoters of weight-reduction products, including those of Los Angeles-based Herbalife International, often make exaggerated claims for pills and powders that can pose serious health hazards, Senate investigators have concluded. In a study to be released this morning, the staff of the Senate Governmental Affairs permanent investigations subcommittee says that four deaths since last November have been associated with Herbalife products.
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May 16, 1985 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
The founder and president of Herbalife International told a stormy Senate hearing Wednesday that his controversial diet powders and pills are absolutely safe and he derided some of his medical critics for being overweight. Referring to a panel of three nutrition and weight-control authorities who had questioned the safety of Herbalife products Tuesday, founder Mark Reynolds Hughes, 29, asked senators: "If they're such experts, then why are they fat? I've lost 16 pounds in the last few years."
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May 15, 1985 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
Three medical authorities Tuesday questioned the usefulness and safety of "very low-calorie" diet formulas produced by Los Angeles-based Herbalife International as a Senate subcommittee opened hearings into widely used weight-reduction products. Drs. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, a New York weight specialist, and Varro L.
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