The president and CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino passed away unexpectedly, according to the casino.
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and Foxwoods Resort Casino made the announcement Monday about the passing of president and CEO Felix Rappaport.
“On behalf of the entire Tribal Council, Foxwoods management team and staff, we extend our deepest sympathies to Felix’s family,” MPTN Chairman, Rodney Butler said in a statement. “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.”
Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Police said Rappaport died in a suite at Foxwoods. The medical examiner has not released the cause of death.
Before joining Foxwoods, Rappaport worked for Station Casinos, Hershey Entertainment and Resort Company, Mirage and Treasure Island. He also previously served as President/COO of Mirage, NYNY, Luxor and Excalibur, while working for MGM Resorts International.