Magic Chairman, AmWay Co-Founder DeVos Dies

posted by Alan McBride - 

Rich. DeVos, Chair of the Orlando NBA franchise Orlando Magic and co-founder of Amway, died peacefully at his home in Ada, Michigan Thursday, according to a statement posted to the home page of the Orlando Magic.

The statement notes that DeVos, who was 92, died from complications from an infection.

Officials say he was surrounded by members of his family.

DeVos, according to a biographical statement, was Amway president from the company‚Äôs founding until 1993, when he was succeeded by his son, Dick, and in 2002 by his son, Doug. 

The DeVos family purchased the Orlando Magic in September 1991. 

The Magic have won five division championships and had seven 50-plus win seasons, while capturing the Eastern Conference title in 1995 and 2009. 

In 2016, DeVos was inducted into the Orlando Magic Hall of Fame.

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