(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) — Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson has died at the age of 87.

Adelson died on Monday night after complications from his treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the Las Vegas Sands said in a statement regarding the death of the company’s chairman and chief executive officer.

“It is with unbearable pain that I announce the death of my husband, Sheldon G. Adelson, of complications from a long illness,” his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, said in a Tuesday statement provided by the Las Vegas Sands to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. “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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