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Arts patron Bagley Wright dies at 87

We are saddened by the passing of Bagley Wright, who contributed greatly to the arts and civic life of our city.

Mr. Wright was an influential arts patron; philanthropist; and developer, who was a key investor in Seattle’s landmark Space Needle. He died Monday at the age of 87 after a heart attack.

Mr. Wright played a pivotal role in the creation of Seattle’s arts and cultural scene. He was founding president of Seattle Repertory Theatre and a major benefactor of Seattle Art Museum.

A memorial service is planned for 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at St. Mark’s Cathedral.

Read more about Mr. Wright and his far-reaching contributions to Seattle’s cultural community in The Seattle Times, Seattle P-I and Crosscut.