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On line casino mogul and GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson has died on the age of 87

The multibillionaire Sheldon Adelson at the Palazzo Las Vegas, his newest casino hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, on January 8, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Sheldon Adelson, the multi-billion dollar casino mogul and Republican Party megadonor, died Monday at the age of 87.

Adelson died of complications related to the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This comes from a press release from Las Vegas Sands Casino that Adelson owned.

Adelson, whose net worth was estimated at around $ 33 billion by Forbes, was one of the most watched donors to support President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election efforts.

Former President George W. Bush, to whom Adelson had previously donated, called the late entrepreneur “an American patriot, a generous charitable benefactor and a strong supporter of Israel” in a statement.

“Sheldon has been a generous benefactor for charitable causes, particularly medical research and Jewish heritage education. He will be missed by many – no more than his beloved family,” Bush said.

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