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Hard Rock President -- Apparent Suicide

3/9/2010 4:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The President and Chief Operating Officer of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was found dead today, with an apparent self-inflicted gun wound to the head ... law enforcement tells TMZ.

Andrew (Randy) Kwasniewski
was found by his wife this AM in their Las Vegas home.

The Las Vegas Metro Police Department has launched an investigation. We're told they are viewing it as an apparent suicide.


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RIP Randy!! We will miss your smile and your easy going nature.. YOu always be remembered as a awesome person!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!!

1651 days ago


I've heard of falling on your sword but this is ridiculous. I don't think big square boring box addition is doing what they hoped it would...unless destroying the original casinos ambiance and intimate atmosphere was the intention. The new addition looks like they put slot machines, table games, and a bar inside of an old empty Walmart.

Hopefully he didn't blow his head off for the sake of pride or Morgan's Hotel Group. A stupid casino isn't worth that much.

1651 days ago


Randy was a longtime personal friend and I am bewildered and devastated by all of this.

Whatever you want to assume because of Vegas or Money, you are wrong. Your comments are pure speculation and stereotypes of a guy that was not a public figure. You don't know him!

I CANNOT go with the notion that Randy took his own life, being that he had so much with his family and especially his intense focus on his Son's highly successful racing pursuit, at 14 years old and at it since 4. Jennifer, Taylor and Dylan: I cannot imagine your loss and sadness at this moment and likely the foreseeable future.

You would have done well to have met him, and fortunate to be considered a friend by Randy. I know whenever I called him he was always there for me and took the time - for no gain other than friendship. I am especially sad that I cannot personally be there to honor his memory. So many great times and such a generous soul. Take this message as a reminder to reach out to those special people that are far away and you hesitate to call. I had planned to call Randy within the last week or two, now only regret.

This guy was a prince and his spirt will continue, nothing ever really ends - it only changes form.

God speed Kwaz - I hope you're having a Big Beer at this moment and are at peace always, miss ya bro


1648 days ago


We miss you here in Monterey! Rest in Peace my friend! your dive buddy Eric

1522 days ago
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