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Tributes for Sheldon Adelson continue in Las Vegas

Posted at 7:37 AM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 11:15:25-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Tributes for Sheldon Adelson continue, including messages displayed at his two Las Vegas Strip properties.

The marquees at the Venetian and Palazzo resorts featured the Las Vegas Sands founder picture and message since his passing.

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The company reported Adelson passed away from complications with cancer on Monday.

The 87-year-old helped transform Las Vegas into a world class destination.

Part of the billionaire's wealth was built through casinos in the Las Vegas valley.

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Adelson grew up poor in Boston and was the son of European immigrants.

"We slept in the bedroom that could only hold one bed and that was for my parents and the four children slept on the floor. That was how we started out, but myself, I felt very rich because when I look back at it and think what my parents gave to me, they gave me values," Adelson said, in a previous interview.

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Adelson was a board of directors member of The Republican Jewish Coalition.

Leaders at the organization say in part, "We have lost one of the most consequential figures in American Jewish history: an American patriot, a dedicated defender of Israel, an extraordinary philanthropist, and a dear mentor and friend."

Adelson will be laid to rest in Israel, and a memorial in Las Vegas will be held at a later date.