Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, one of the most powerful Republican donors and supporters of President Donald Trump, has died.
His wife, Dr. Mariam Adelson announced the news in a statement on Tuesday.
“Sheldon was the love of my life. He was my partner in romance, philanthropy, political activism and enterprise. He was my soul.”
“For me – as his own children, grandchildren, and his mentors of friends and admirers, staff and co-workers – he is completely irreplaceable.”
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Doctor Mary Adelson, who was awarded Trump’s Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2018, said her husband died of complications from a “prolonged illness”, but did not disclose details.
Sheldon Adelson, 87, was president and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corporation.
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