GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson dies at 87

Billionaire casino owner and Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson died at age 87 on Monday night from complications related to treatment for non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, his company Las Vegas Sands announced Tuesday.

The big picture: Adelson and his wife, Miriam, were President Trump’s largest donors. Adelson has donated more than $250 million to Republican candidates and super PACs since 2015, according to AP.

Adelson was also a close ally of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and owned the Israeli daily newspaper Israel Hayom and weekly newspaper Makor Rishon, in addition to the Nevada-based Las Vegas Review-Journal.