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Barrick Gold says founder Peter Munk died peacefully in Toronto surrounded by his family at the age of 90. He was a prominent Canadian philanthropist and businessman .

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Peter Munk, Chairman of American Barrick Resources Corp. of Toronto, c. 1986. HANDOUT Originally published Sept. 25, 1986.

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AUGUST 24, 1994 -- Peter Munk, chairman of American Barrick Resources Corp., speaking in Toronto regarding Lac Minerals takeover. In the end, Mr. Munk did his job by sweetening his offer for Lac Minerals Ltd. and, if the takeover is successful, he will have created a company that will be the largest gold producer outside of South Africa and the third-largest in the world, capable of producing almost three million ounces of gold a year.Roger Hallett/The Globe and Mail

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MAY 9, 1989 -- AMERICAN BARRICK ANNUAL MEETING -- CFO Jeremy Garbutt, Chairman and CEO Peter Munk and company president Robert M. Smith (left to right) examine model of the Goldstrike mine in Nevada at American Barrick Resources Corp.'s annual meeting in Toronto on May 9, 1989. Originally published May 10, 1989John McNeill/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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APRIL 18, 1995 -- Peter Munk, the chairman of Barrick Gold Corp., told shareholders today that the best chance of continuing the company's growth will be to explore the El Indio gold belt high in the Andes of central Chile, and be prepared to invest the billions of dollars needed to develop mines. And financing for the future should not be that much of a problem. Barrick expects to generate about $500-million (U.S.) annually in cash flow.Fred Lum/the globe and mail

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Wednesday,April 9, 2008. Various photos Peter Munk outside the Munk Centre. For Toronto Weekend.Tibor Kolley

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Outgoing chairman Peter Munk gets up to speak at the Barrick Gold annual general meeting for shareholders in Toronto, April 30, 2014. Barrick Gold Corp reported a steep drop in first-quarter earnings on Wednesday and cut its forecast for 2014 copper production.Mark Blinch/reuters

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Peter Munk, founder and chairman of Barrick Gold Corporation stepped down as chairman during the company's annual general meeting April 30 2014. chairman John Thornton will become the new chairman.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Outgoing Barrick Gold chairman Peter Munk arrives with his wife Melanie at the annual general meeting for shareholders in Toronto, April 30, 2014. Barrick Gold Corp reported a steep drop in first-quarter earnings on Wednesday and cut its forecast for 2014 copper production.MARK BLINCH/reuters

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View of the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre located within the Toronto General Hospital on University Avenue. Peter Munk settled out of court with Citibank and all of the two million in settlement money will go to the Toronto Health Network.Louie Palu/The Globe and Mail

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May 1, 1997. Peter Munk at Barrick Gold annual meeting.Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Barrick Gold Chairman Peter Munk gives the thumbs up to Goldcorp CEO Ian Telfer (not seen) after a news conference in Toronto, October 31, 2005. Barrick has launched an unsolicited $9.2 billion bid for mining company Placer Dome which would create the world's biggest gold miner. A side deal would see Goldcorp pay $1.35 billion to buy some Placer Dome assets once the takeover is complete.PETER JONES/Reuters

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TrizecHahn CEO, Peter Munk, chats with Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban and his wife, Aniko Levai. The Prime Minister was visiting the CN Tower where he took part in a signing ceremony with Peter Munk re a joint venture in Hungary. Picture taken on Oct. 29, 1999.Tibor Kolley/The Globe and Mail

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May 16, 2000 - Barrick Gold Chairman Peter Munk listens to questions from shareholders during their annual meeting in Toronto May 16. Barrick Gold reassured its investors that its hedging program will serve them well.ANDY CLARK

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Peter Munk of Toronto has a laugh with Governor General Michaelle Jean after making him a Companion of the Order of Canada during a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on Friday June 18, 2010.Sean Kilpatrick/THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Peter and Melanie Munk at the fifth semi-annual Munk Debate held at The Royal Conservatory of Music, June 7, 2010.Tom Sandler

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Barrick Gold's Chairman and Founder Peter Munk wears his trademark hat as he arrives at the mining company's announcement of their first quarter results in Toronto on Wednesday April 24, 2013.Chris Young/the canadian press

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