BOSTON, March 20 Technology publisher
International Data Group said on Thursday Patrick Joseph
McGovern, its founder and chairman, has died aged 76.
In 1964, McGovern founded what became IDG, headquartered in
Boston and known for publications like Computerworld and PCWorld
along with various events and websites.
McGovern's private foundation remains the majority owner of
The company said McGovern died on Wednesday. It did not give
a cause of death.
In 2000, McGovern and his wife Lore Harp McGovern made a
$350 million gift to create the McGovern Institute for Brain
Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
(Reporting by Ross Kerber; Editing by Sophie Hares)