FILE- In this May 23, 2014 photo, Burt Shavitz poses for a photo on his property in Parkman, Maine. (AP/Robert F. Bukaty)
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The reclusive beekeeper who co-founded Burt's Bees, and whose face and wild beard appeared on labels for the natural cosmetics, died on Sunday.A spokeswoman for Burt's Bees said in an emailed statement Shavtiz died of respiratory complications in Bangor, Maine, surrounded by family and friends. The company continued to expand, but Shavitz moved back to Maine.In 2007, Clorox purchased Burt's Bees for $925 million.He tried leaving Maine once before, spending a winter on a warm island, but was drawn back to the state. He was also the subject of a documentary, "Burt's Buzz".
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