Former Young & Rubicam exec dies

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Joseph De Deo, 63, a former president of Young & Rubicam Advertising, died of lung cancer this morning at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Mr. De Deo, who retired from Y&R two years ago, spent his entire career at the agency and ran every region of the world. Before his last position as CEO-chairman of Young & Rubicam Latin America and Canada, he was at various times chairman of Europe, chairman of Asia Pacific, and president of the worldwide agency.

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