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Sheldon Adelson, GOP megadonor and casino magnate, dies at 87

Sheldon Adelson, GOP megadonor and casino magnate, dies at 87

Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, one of the most powerful Republican donors and supporters of President Donald Trump, has died.His wife, Dr.

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Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, one of the most powerful Republican donors and supporters of President Donald Trump, has died.

His wife, Dr. Miriam 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 soulmate,” she wrote.

“To me — as to his children, grandchildren, and his legions of friends and admirers, employees and colleagues — he is utterly irreplaceable.”

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Miriam Adelson, a doctor who was awarded Trump’s Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2018, said her husband died of complications from “a long illness” but did not disclose details.

Sheldon Adelson, 87, was the chairman and chief executive officer of the Las Vegas Sands corporation.

This is a breaking story; check back for updates.

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