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Billionaire and Padma Lakshmi's boyfriend, Teddy Forstmann, dies of cancer

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Good news and bad news for Top Chef fans: Padma Lakshmi is now available, so yay! But it's because her billionaire boyfriend died of brain cancer. Sorry.

Theordore "Teddy" Forstman, the head of IMG talent agency and other businesses, died Monday at 71. A lifelong bachelor, the man who overhauled Gulfstream, Dr Pepper and General Instrument apparently dated 41-year-old Lakshmi for several years, even while she was embroiled in that "who's the daddy?" mess with daughter Krishna in 2010 (it was venture capitalist Adam Dell, computer maker Michael Dell's brother). That's because Padma apparently really wanted to be Krishna's daddy, the Daily Mail says.

But don't think Padma was the only hot girlfriend Teddy had. He dated scads of models and actresses, most notably dating Elizabeth Hurley and even Princess Diana. He may have been a good businessman, but we all know why the man really was a genius.

[Photo: Truly, he was a rich man. Getty Images]

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