Hahn releases statement mourning loss of Eli Broad

Los Angeles, CA —  Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has released the following statement mourning the loss of Eli Broad:

“Eli Broad will be remembered as one of the most consequential civic leaders Los Angeles has ever seen. He loved his adopted city and, through his generosity, helped transform L.A.’s physical and cultural landscape and make it the capital of arts and culture it is today.  I considered him a friend and I offer my condolences to his wife, Edye, and their family.”

Eli Broad, the billionaire philanthropist, contemporary art collector and entrepreneur who co-founded homebuilding pioneer Kaufman and Broad Inc. and launched financial services giant SunAmerica Inc., died Friday in Los Angeles. He was 87. According to spokesman Broad died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a long illness. No services have been announced.