Kerzner International CEO Dies in Air Crash

Howard "Butch" Kerzner, CEO of Kerzner International, along with three others, was killed Oct. 11 when the helicopter they were traveling on in the Dominican Republic crashed. Kerzner, 42, was surveying potential development sites when the accident occurred. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Kerzner was appointed CEO in Jan. 2004 and is the son of Sol Kerzner, the company's founder and chairman. Paul O'Neil, former CEO of the company's ParadiseIsland business, immediately assumed the position of acting CEO.

The Kerzner family has established The Butch Kerzner Memorial Fund, which will be used to improve playgrounds and other sports facilities in public schools in The Bahamas. Donations can be made by check to The Butch Kerzner Memorial Fund, c/o Kerzner International,

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Kerzner International Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, is an international developer and operator of destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels. The company's flagship brand is Atlantis, which includes Atlantis, ParadiseIsland in The Bahamas

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