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Hurricanes co-owner Thewes dies at 76

Updated: September 29, 2008, 12:33 PM ET
Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Carolina Hurricanes co-owner Thomas Thewes has died.

The team said Monday that Thewes, a general partner, died Sunday after a two-year fight with leukemia. He was 76.

Thewes and Peter Karmanos Jr. were two of the founders of Compuware, a Detroit-based software company. The two also acquired the Hartford Whalers in 1994 and moved the franchise to North Carolina three years later.

Thewes also was a co-owner of the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario ...

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