Former Travelers CEO Jay Fishman Dies After ALS Battle

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Jay Fishman, former CEO of Travelers, has died after a battle with ALS.

Fishman, 63, helped transform the Hartford-based insurer into a giant in the financial services industry.

He is also the man largely responsible for keeping a PGA Tournament in Connecticut when he put his company's name on the Tournament and pledged to make it one of the best stops on the PGA Tour calendar.

"We are greatly saddened by the loss of our esteemed colleague and friend. Our thoughts are with his wife Randy and the entire Fishman family during this difficult time," Travelers Chairman John Dasburg said in a release.

Fishman was diagnosed with ALS two years ago and stepped down as CEO of Travelers in 2015, assuming the title of Executive Chairman of the Board.

This year's tournament raised money for ALS research and Fishman attended the event in Cromwell all week long. He was there as Russell Knox won on August 7.

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