UPDATE: Don Tyson Dead of Cancer at Age 80 by Arkansas Business Staff Posted 1/6/2011 09:02 am Updated 6 years ago Former Tyson Foods Inc. Chairman and CEO Don Tyson, who died Thursday of cancer, led the meat processor to phenomenal growth, making his mark on Arkansas and industry his family helped innovate. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access stories older than 15 days. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.