From The Globe and Mail:
Cornelius Gurlitt, a reclusive German collector whose long-secret
hoard of well over 1,000 artworks triggered an international uproar over
the fate of art looted by the Nazis, died Tuesday. He was 81.
spokesman, Stephan Holzinger, said that the collector died at his
apartment in Munich, where he had asked to return after being
hospitalized for major heart surgery. He was “in nursing care and taken
care of in recent weeks around the clock,” Holzinger said.