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Hotel tycoon Sol Kerzner has died

Hotel tycoon Sol Kerzner has died

Hotel magnate Sol Kerzner has died of cancer. He was 84.

Kerzner – arguably most famous for the creation of Sun City – died surrounded by his family at his home in Leeukoppie Estate, Cape Town.

In a statement, his daughter, Andrea, said her dad taught “family values”.

“No matter how busy he was, he always made time for us, his family. He would take a call from any one of us in the middle of an important meeting or fly half-way across the world to get to a grandchild’s birthday party. For Dad, his family were everything, his joy,” she said.

Kerzner is survived by Andrea and siblings Beverley, Brandon and Chantal. He has 10 grandchildren. His eldest son, Howard “Butch” Kerzner, died in 2006.