Johanna Quandt, head of the family that controls BMW, has died at 89

BMW Stefan Quandt Johanna Susanne KlattenAP Photo/Michael ProbstThe Aug. 31, 2009 photo shows, from left, Stefan Quandt, his mother Johanna Quandt and his sister Susanne Klatten, from left, in Wiesbaden, central Germany.

Johanna Maria Quandt, head of the family that controls German carmaker BMW , has died, a spokesman for the family said on Wednesday.

The 89-year-old who was married to Herbert Quandt, died on Monday, in Bad Homburg, Germany, the spokesman said.

The Quandt family owns a 46.6 per cent stake in BMW.

(Reporting by Edward Taylor; Editing by Susan Fenton)

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