Burt Shavitz, co-founder and namesake of Burt's Bees, has died

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Burt Shavitz, the namesake of co-founder of Burt's Bees, passed away on Sunday

Burt's Bees co-founder and namesake Burt Shavitz died Sunday, according to the company's Facebook page. He was 80 years old.

Burt's Bees has their headquarters in Durham.

Burt's Bees is self-described as an "Earth friendly, Natural Personal Care Company," manufacturing products for beauty, health, and personal hygiene.

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