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Shaw exec Paul Robertson dies at 59 following battle with pancreatic cancer

People walk past the headquarters of Shaw Communications in Calgary, on April 13, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

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People walk past the headquarters of Shaw Communications in Calgary, on April 13, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY - A top executive at Shaw Communications Inc. has died from pancreatic cancer.

Paul Robertson, the executive vice-president and president of Shaw Media, died on Tuesday. He was 59.

"Paul's passionate contribution to the Canadian media industry, his warm, personal leadership style and infectious sense of humour made him truly one of a kind," the company said in a statement Wednesday.

Before joining Shaw in 2010, Robertson was the president of television at Corus Entertainment (TSX:CJR.B), and the senior vice-president of sales and marketing at CTV.

Shaw Communications Inc.(TSX:SJR.B) is a communications and media company that provides consumers with broadband cable television, high-speed Internet, home phone, serving 3.2 million customers. It operates Global Television and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY and Showcase.

Robertson is survived by his wife, Carole, and daughter, Danielle.

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