Henri Krug dies aged 76

15 March, 2013

Henri Krug, the former head of Champagne Krug, has died, it has been announced.

Aged 76, Krug died on 7 March. It is believed he had been suffering from cancer.

He was the fifth generation of the family to head the famous House of Krug.

Krug president and CEO Maggie Henriquez said: “It is with profound sadness that we learned yesterday of the passing of Henri Krug. Our thoughts are with his family, especially his wife Odile and his five children, including Olivier and his brother Rémi.

“Henri Krug was an emblematic person in the Champagne  world, a man very well respected for his generosity and his convictions. Always striving to go further in the creation of his Champagnes, he contributed to the acceleration of the development of Krug across the globe.”


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