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      Philanthropist, friend to BGSU basketball William Frack dies

      79-year-old William Frack of Findlay died Wednesday at a funeral home.

      A northwest Ohio philanthropist has died less than two months after announcing he would leave about $20 million to a community foundation, with much of it going to the collegiate basketball program he followed with devotion for six decades.

      A spokeswoman for the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation says 79-year-old William Frack of Findlay died Wednesday at a nursing home.

      The Findlay Courier reports the donor, known as Bill, announced his gift for the community foundation in April.

      Three-fourths of it was directed to the Bowling Green State University men's basketball program. Estimates suggest that endowment could generate about $675,000 a year.

      The remainder of the gift was for addressing homelessness and domestic violence.

      Frack had said he made his money through investments.