Fred DeLuca, Subway co-founder dies at age 67 during leukemia battle

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Courtesy: Subway

Just weeks after Subway celebrated its 50th anniversary, the company says its co-founder Fred DeLuca died Monday evening at age 67.

He was diagnosed with leukemia two years ago.

According to the FOX News report, DeLuca decided to open a sandwich shop to help pay for college after graduating high school. A family friend provided the $1,000 to start the business.

DeLuca is survived by his wife, sister and son, according to Subway

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