Felix Rappaport.

Mashantucket Tribe announces unexpected passing of top gaming executive

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is mourning the death of Felix Rappaport, the tribe's top gaming executive.

Rappaport, 65, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, the tribe announced. He had served as the president and chief executive officer at Foxwoods Resort Casino since November 2014.

"On behalf of the entire tribal council, Foxwoods management team and staff, we extend our deepest sympathies to Felix's family," Chairman Rodney Butler said in a press release. "With his passing, we have suffered a major loss. Felix's passion for modernizing and growing Foxwoods, as well as his friendship, mentorship and humor touched everyone who worked with him. We are confident that Felix's legacy will live on as we continue to push forward on the vision he set."

Rappaport was in his suite at Foxwoods when he passed away, The Hartford Courant reported. A cause of death has not been determined.

Prior to joining Foxwoods, Rappaport worked for more than three decades in the gaming industry.

Read More on the Story:
Foxwoods CEO Felix Rappaport Dies Unexpectedly (The Hartford Courant June 18, 2018)
Felix Rappaport, Foxwoods CEO, dies (The New London Day June 18, 2018)
Foxwoods CEO Felix Rappaport dead at 65 (The Springfield Republican June 18, 2018)
Longtime Las Vegas resort executive Felix Rappaport dies (The Las Vegas Review-Journal June 18, 2018)

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