Ted Rogers hospitalized with heart ailment

Rogers Communications CEO Alan Horn takes reins

OTTAWA -- Ted Rogers, founder and controlling shareholder of Rogers Communications, has been temporarily sidelined from Canada's largest cable and wireless phone provider after he was hospitalized late Friday for a heart ailment.

Rogers has handed over the CEO reins to Alan Horn, a former Rogers Communications CFO and trusted lieutenant.

Rogers, 75, has had heart trouble since the 1980s and will remain in hospital to monitor his health, the cable and wireless phone provider said Sunday.

This latest health issue has restarted speculation on Rogers' successor, with possible candidates that include Rogers' son Edward and daughter Melinda -- both of whom hold executive positions in the company -- and Nadir Mohamed, Rogers Communications president and COO.
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