It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Donald Laughlin, a real estate developer, and the visionary founder of Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort. Born in 1931, Laughlin left an indelible mark on the landscape of Southern Nevada, leaving behind a legacy that will be celebrated for generations to come. He peacefully passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2023, at the age of 92.

Donald Laughlin’s impact on the region cannot be overstated. He not only played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of the small town that bears his name, located 96 miles south of Las Vegas, but he also left an enduring mark on the lives of countless individuals, both locally and nationally.

In a heartfelt statement released by Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort on Facebook, his contributions to the community and the hospitality industry were acknowledged. The statement read, “Don touched many lives in our local community as well as nationwide, and we understand how difficult this news will be for many, especially our Riverside Resort family. Don Laughlin was truly an amazing man to work with and learn from.”

Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort stands as a testament to his entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to providing exceptional entertainment and hospitality experiences. The resort has long been a beloved destination for tourists and locals alike, offering a wide array of amenities including gaming, dining, and entertainment.

While the Facebook post did not disclose the cause of Don Laughlin’s passing, it is evident that his legacy will live on through the thriving Riverside Resort and the community he helped shape.

Donald Laughlin’s journey is a testament to what one person’s vision and determination can achieve. His contributions to Southern Nevada will continue to be celebrated, and his memory will forever be etched into the heart of the town that proudly bears his name.

As we reflect on the life of this remarkable man, we extend our condolences to his family, friends, and all those who were touched by his legacy. Don Laughlin’s vision will continue to shine bright in the Southern Nevada desert, reminding us that dreams can indeed become reality with hard work, passion, and unwavering dedication.