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Hospital Pays $10 Million|to Sun-Times Heirs

CHICAGO (CN) - The University of Chicago Medical Center will pay the Estate of James Tyree $10 million to settle claims stemming from the death of the former owner of the Chicago Sun-Times.

The money will go to Tyree's widow and three children.

The Cook County medical examiner ruled that Tyree's death in March 2011 was an accident, caused by an air embolism during removal of a catheter.

Tyree, 53, was diagnosed with stomach cancer and was being treated for pneumonia when he died. Tyree was the chairman of Mesirow Financial and in 2009 led an investment group that brought the Sun-Times' parent company, Sun-Times Media, out of bankruptcy.

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