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Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas mogul that built a casino empire in Las Vegas & China has passed away yesterday after battling non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

His wife Miriam Adelson and the Las Vegas Sands Corp have confirmed that he passed away in his Malibu, California home. He was 87-years-old.

Adelson was one of three children of Jewish immigrants. They grew up in Boston, then later relocating to Las Vegas to build a casino empire, becoming one of the world’s richest men.

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