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03/29/2013 12:14 am ET | Updated Mar 24, 2014

Robert Zildjian Dead: Founder Of Sabian Cymbal Company Dies At 89

March 28 (Reuters) - Robert Zildjian, founder of Sabian, one of the largest cymbal makers in the world, has died, according to the company's website. He was 89.

Zildjian ran the second-largest cymbal manufacturer in the world behind only the Avedis Zildjian Company, according to several music equipment websites.

His family began the Avedis Zildjian Company in Boston in 1928. Zildjian founded Sabian Inc in 1981 in New Brunswick, Canada, after leaving his family's company as a result of a dispute with his brother.

The company's website did not give a cause of death. (Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Editing by Philip Barbara and Lisa Shumaker)

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