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David Goldman, founder of Sage, has died aged 62. Goldman left his position of chairman at the software company two years ago due to ill-health. Sage said in a statement: "On behalf of all of Sage, it is with deep regret that we learnt of the death of David Goldman on Tuesday, 26 October." "We all appreciate the contribution that David made to the success of the company over the years. "Many Sage employees who joined the company in the early days and knew David personally have expressed great sadness at the news." Goldman co-founded Sage in 1981, and became chairman in 1983. He led the company in its 1989 flotation on the London Stock Exchange. The UK entrepreneur was also chairman of BATM, an Israeli telecoms equipment company. He leaves a wife and two sons. ®

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