- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

DENVER (AP) - Prominent Denver arts patron Donald Seawell has died. He was 103.

The Denver Post reports (http://goo.gl/4Tu5Jx ) that Seawell was the driving force behind the Denver Performing Arts Complex, a four-block downtown site containing 10 performance spaces.

Seawell was a lawyer in New York before moving to Denver in 1966 to work for Helen Bonfils, whose family owned The Denver Post. Seawell moved to Denver in 1966 and was the newspaper’s president and CEO. He also served as the newspaper’s publisher until 1981, when he sold The Post to Times-Mirror of California for $95 million.

Seawell married actor Eugenia Rawls in 1941. She passed away in 2000.

He is survived by two children, a granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.

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Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com

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