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Toyota executive Eiji Toyoda dies at 100

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Eiji Toyoda, a member of Toyota's founding family who oversaw its global ascent and helped drive a revolutionary production process, died on Tuesday at the age of 100, the car maker said. 

Eiji Toyoda at the opening of the Toyota museum at Nagakute in Aichi prefecture on April 1, 1989. Toyoda, a member of Toyota's founding family who oversaw its global ascent and helped drive a revolutionary production process, died on Tuesday at the age of 100, the car maker said.

Toyoda, a cousin of the automaker's founder, died of heart failure less than a week after becoming a centenarian.

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