Bernard Tyson, Kaiser Permanente CEO, Dies Unexpectedly at 60

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Healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente and the healthcare community as a whole is mourning the loss of a champion as it was reported that CEO Bernard Tyson died Sunday at the age of 60.

“It is with profound sadness that we announce that Bernard J. Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, unexpectedly passed away early today in his sleep. On behalf of our Board of Directors, employees and physicians, we extend our deepest sympathies to Bernard’s family during this very difficult time,” Kaiser Permanente told FOX Business in a statement.

The California-based health care organization described Tyson as “an outstanding leader, visionary and champion for high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans.”