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Six Nations elected council expresses condolences after death of entrepreneur Ken Hill

Hill, who is most known as co-owner of Grand River Enterprises, died in Miami, Fla.

Six Nations elected Chief Mark Hill is Ken Hill's nephew

Six Nations of the Grand River's elected council is expressing its condolences after the death of Ken Hill, co-owner of Grand River Enterprises. (Grand River Enterprises)

Six Nations of the Grand River elected council has expressed its condolences after the death of entrepreneur Ken Hill.

Hill died in Miami, Fla., was a philanthropist and a successful businessman, most known as co-owner of Grand River Enterprises (GRE) cigarette company. Previous reporting from CBC News in 2017 shows Hill was making $2,109,504 a year income tax-free.

The elected council shared its wishes to Hill's family and elected Chief, Mark Hill, who is Ken's nephew.

Hill was also an elected councillor for three terms.

"Always maintaining Six Nations as his home, Mr. Hill built portions of his industry at the very same corner where he grew up and lived. His ventures also gave back in the form of education and employment opportunities, through the local Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation," read the council's statement.

"The Elected Council respects the wishes of the chief and his family during this difficult time, and ask that their privacy be respected so they can mourn their loss. More information will be shared when the time is right to do so."

It's still unclear what caused Hill's death.

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