Kevin Landry, a veteran of Boston private equity and one of its biggest personalities, died Thursday after a long battle with lung cancer. He was 69.
Landry was the longtime chief executive of TA Associates in Boston, working on such investments as Biogen Idec, now a pharmaceutical giant, and Continental Cablevision. He was widely respected in private equity circles for his work ethic, honesty and deep knowledge of the business. But he was beloved by legions of friends and clients for his blunt manner, his smash shot in tennis, and a seemingly boundless energy he brought to everything from flying jets to supporting women’s hockey at Harvard.