Ohio Valley coal giant Robert “Bob” Murray died at his St. Clairsville home on Sunday. He was 80.
Murray was surrounded by family when he passed in the early morning hours, according to a spokesperson for the Murray family.
Murray had been battling ongoing health conditions for several years. In 2016, he was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a disease found frequently in coal miners. The spokesperson said Murray’s passing was not related to the coronavirus pandemic.
In mid-September, Murray Energy emerged from bankruptcy under a new name, American Consolidated Natural Resources.
Just a month later on October 19, Murray announced his retirement from ACNR.
Shortly after the announcement of Murray’s death, West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R) shared condolences on social media.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey also offered his condolences to the Murray family.
No details about a public service were released.