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Eddie Antar, one of the best known retailers in the country from 1975-85, reportedly passed away over the weekend at age 68. No cause of death was disclosed.

Antar was better known as Crazy Eddie, who had at the height of his success 14 stores from Boston to Philadelphia; he was so well known that Dan Aykroyd satirized his TV commercials - in which a spokesman shouted that the store's prices were "insane" - on "Saturday Night Live."

Antar also was a convicted felon, spending almost seven years in federal prison on a racketeering conviction related to stock manipulation, skimming money from the company, and inflating both sales and inventory figures.
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