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US: Chesapeake’s McClendon honored by thousands in Oklahoma ceremony

 |  March 7, 2016

Friends, family and employees of Aubrey McClendon paid their respects on Monday to the U.S. energy entrepreneur, a hometown hero who died last week in a car crash after his indictment on bid-rigging charges.

The day before his Chevy Tahoe slammed into a cement wall in an accident police are still investigating, McClendon, 56, was indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice on allegations of violating antitrust rules by rigging bids for land. He denied the charges. Officials have reportedly said the cause of death was blunt force trauma.
The printed program for the service featured a photograph of a smiling McClendon wearing shorts and holding a bottle of beer while piloting a boat. Below was printed a line from Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”: “Good night sweet prince: And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!”

McClendon’s three tearful children spoke of his kindness, joy for life and sense of duty to make the world a better place.

“Last Wednesday the world lost one of its brightest lights,” his son Jack told the audience.

Full content: The Wall Street Journal

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