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John R. Hearst Jr., heir to media titan’s fortune; at 77

William Randolph Hearst with his grandson John Randolph Hearst Jr. in 1937. William Randolph Hearst with his grandson John Randolph Hearst Jr. in 1937. (Associated Press)
Associated Press / November 7, 2011

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John Randolph Hearst Jr., a grandson of media titan William Randolph Hearst and heir to the family fortune, has died, the company said Saturday. He was 77. John R. “Bunky’’ Hearst spent most of his career at the company his grandfather founded. Besides serving on the board, he was a trustee of The Hearst Family Trust and a director of the Hearst Foundations.

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