Sheldon Adelson

Casino mogul and political donor Sheldon Adelson dead at 87

He was 87.

The founder of the Las Vegas Sands casino company, Adelson was known for his support of conservative causes and Israel.

He was a significant backer of US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

His death was caused by complications related to his treatment for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, the Las Vegas Sands company said in a statement.

In a statement, former US president George W Bush said he mourned the passing of a "friend".