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Elton John World News: A Charity Ball Founder Has Died

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Tuesday 28 September 2004 @ 22:19 - GMT

On Saturday, a Carousel of Hope Ball host died.

This is an annual juvenile diabetes fund-raiser, attended by the likes of Elton and Elizabeth Taylor. It was organised by Marvin Davis, who died on Saturday.

Marvin was an oil billionaire who once owned the Beverly Hills Hotel and 20th Century Fox. Although in poor health for over a decade, he and Barbara continued to be social fixtures in California as well as philanthropists.