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John Byrne, whose turnaround of auto insurer Geico Corp led billionaireWarren Buffett to buy the company and call him ‘‘the Babe Ruth of insurance’’, has died, aged 80, of prostate cancer.

John Byrne, whose turnaround of auto insurer Geico Corp led billionaire Warren Buffett to buy the company and call him ‘‘the Babe Ruth of insurance’’, has died, aged 80, of prostate cancer.

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