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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2008 4:37 pm | Updated: 9:09 pm, Fri Oct 7, 2011.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Sir Edmund Hillary, the unassuming beekeeper who conquered Mount Everest to win renown as one of the 20th century's greatest adventurers, has died, New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark announced Friday. He was 88.

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