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2008_07_rocky.jpgRocky Aoki, the controversial founder of Benihana, died at age 69, but it's safe to say he lived a full life. He was an Olympic wrestler for Japan, married three times, started Benihana, had seven children, was stabbed during a career as an ice cream monger, launched a porn mag, became a master powerboat racer, was convicted of insider trading, had a very public and nasty legal battle over his business with his children, and made tens of millions of dollars off his growing restaurant chain. [Bloomberg via Eater]

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