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Former Dominion Energy CEO Dies Day After Retiring

Dominion Energy CEO Dies
FILE - In this Thursday, July 26, 2018 file photo, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, left, with the main cyrogenic heating exchange behind him, and Thomas Farrell, II, chairman, president and CEO, Dominion Energy, speak with reporters at Dominion Energy's Cove Point LNG liquefaction Project facility in Lusby, Md., Tom Farrell, who led Dominion Energy for more than a decade, has died Friday, April 2, 2021 one day after he stepped down from his post. He was 66. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

The man who led Virginia’s largest utility company, Dominion Energy, for over a decade died the day after stepping down as executive chairman.

Tom Farrell died on Friday at 66-years-old. A press release from Dominion Energy says Farrell had been battling cancer and his health took a sudden turn in recent weeks. 

Colleagues and family members say they’re heartbroken by this “incredible loss of a remarkable man.”

The Fortune 500 company has traditionally been one the most well-connected political interests in Virginia. It serves about 7 million customers in 16 states.