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On Wednesday afternoon,

Lazard

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CEO Bruce Wasserstein passed away.

More than a few reports before his death speculated on what Wasserstein's passing might mean to the firm. And it's far from the first time that the prognosis of a company has seemingly been tied to the prognosis of its leader.

In that somewhat grisly vein, which company --

Oracle

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,

DryShips

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,

Apple

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,

Berkshire Hathaway

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, or

News Corp

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-- do you think is most tied to the health of its singular CEO?

If you have another idea, tell us which one and why in the comments section.