Former Blackstone unit exec Bruce Wrobel dies

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Bruce Wrobel, a prominent American investor in Africa who until recently ran Blackstone Group's Sithe Global Power unit, has died.

Blackstone and Thomas DeLeo, Sithe's chief operating officer, confirmed the news.

"We are greatly saddening by Bruce's passing. He was a true visionary, a colleague and a friend. He built the company from the ground up and will be deeply missed," DeLeo said.