In this April 17, 2007 file photo Gilberto Benetton arrives for a Telecom board meeting in Milan. Benetton, co-founder of the Benetton Group, died Monday. Photo: AP

Fashion brand co-founder Gilberto Benetton dies aged 77, just three months after brother

  • Gilberto Benetton, who died after a short illness, spearheaded the firm’s diversification from clothing into telecoms, toll roads, catering and agriculture
  • He was one of four siblings who launched the eponymous Italian brand in the 1960s
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In this April 17, 2007 file photo Gilberto Benetton arrives for a Telecom board meeting in Milan. Benetton, co-founder of the Benetton Group, died Monday. Photo: AP
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