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Google executive dies in accident at Cannes Lions

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By John McCarthy | Opinion editor

June 24, 2015 | 1 min read

A Google executive has died in an accident at the Cannes Lions festival, the company has confirmed.

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The employee, understood to be from Google's UK team, was attending the creativity festival and died in a “tragic accident”, according to the Guardian.

A company statement read: “We lost a loved and respected member of our team.

“We are deeply saddened and our thoughts are with his family and friends.”

The company is not releasing any more information about the tragedy out of respect for the family.

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