Casino magnate and major Republican donor Sheldon Adelson dies aged 87 from lymphoma

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Las Vegas Sands Corp. said Tuesday its Founder and Chief Executive Sheldon Adelson has died at the age of 87 from complications relating to his treatment for lymphoma. Adelson is a major Republic donor and casino entrepreneur with operations in Macao and Singapore, as well as Las Vegas. “Born to immigrant parents and raised in a poor section of Boston, Mr. Adelson went from a teenager selling newspapers on a street corner to becoming one of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs,” the company said in a statement. His family has asked for privacy as they mourn his death. A funeral will be held in Israel, with a separate memorial planned for Las Vegas at a later date. Las Vegas Sands shares were flat in premarket trade.
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