Serge Dassault, Patriarch of Aircraft Empire, Dies at 93By and
Honorary chairman has heart failure in Champs-Elysees office
He expanded defense company into media, auctions, real estate
Serge Dassault, the billionaire businessman and politician who inherited an aviation empire from his World War I aircraft-designer father, died. He was 93.
He succumbed Monday to heart failure in his company office just off the Avenue des Champs-Elysees, said a spokeswoman for Groupe Industriel Marcel Dassault. He was chairman.