Carter Lay, businessman & philanthropist, died at 44

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bvcbftyr563454tfvdrtCarter Lay, born Jessy Chapman Carter Lay, conceived in 1971 and died on September 3, 2015.

Lay was an American businessman, philanthropist and an heir to the Frito-Lay potato chip empire.

He avidly supported music education. Suffering from leukemia, he was found dead in his Los Angeles home the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said. Officials believe no foul play was involved.

After beating leukemia, Lay formed the Carter Lay Charitable Fund.

The charity was formed to “raise awareness and funds to support cancer research, art programs in numerous Children’s hospitals, promote healthy living and lifestyle, after school kid’s programs, music education, and to build schools around the world to help children earn an education”. Carter, who has 2 children, was 44.

Lay was the grandson of Frito-Lay founder Herman Lay. The Frito-Lay empire is worth more than $13 billion, according to Forbes.

His grandfather had launched the business through his company H.W. Lay & Company and later through Frito-Lay, Inc. before the company became a division PepsiCo, Inc.

Carter Lay died on September 2, 2015 at age 44.

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