11.11.2019

Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, passes away 'unexpectedly' in his sleep at age 60

Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, passes away 'unexpectedly' in his sleep at age 60 Photo Courtesy Kaiser Permanente

Bernard J. Tyson, the chairman and CEO of the health plan provider Kaiser Permanente, passed away in his sleep on Sunday.

One day earlier, Tyson spoke at a tech gathering in Oakland, California, called AfroTech where he appeared to be in good spirits, sharing photos on Twitter. The health care executive was 60 years old.

Kaiser Permanente issued a statement late Sunday saying, "On behalf of our Board of Directors, employees and physicians, we extend our deepest sympathies to Bernard's family during this very difficult time." The company said Tyson "unexpectedly passed away early today in his sleep."

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