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Enron founder Kenneth Lay dies of heart attack

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HOUSTON - His pastor says Kenneth Lay died suddenly from a "massive coronary." He says the Enron founder was in Colorado with his wife when his heart gave out.

A spokeswoman for the Lay family will only confirm that Lay died early today in Aspen. She would say no more.

That seems to be how a lot of key players are reacting to word that the man behind one of America's largest business frauds has died.

Lay's co-defendant, former Enron C-E-O Jeffrey Skilling, says only that he's aware of the death. The two were convicted in May. Lay, who was 64, was staring at decades in prison. He was to be sentenced in October.

Prosecutors in that case also won't comment on Lay's death. They're also not talking about what'll become of efforts to get Lay to pay more than 43 (m) million dollars the government says he pocketed.

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