Developer, former casino owner Deifik dies in crash at 64

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The former owner of Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino has been killed in an automobile accident. Bruce Deifik (DIE’-fick) was 64.

His lawyer says Deifik died a single-car crash Sunday while driving home from a Colorado Rockies baseball game in his hometown of Denver.

Lawyer Paul O’Gara said Monday that the medical examiner is still investigating what might have caused the crash, including the possibility Deifik suffered a medical crisis behind the wheel.

Deifik was in the process of turning over his majority ownership of the casino to New York hedge fund Luxor Capital at the time of his death. That transaction has not yet closed but is likely to be completed soon.

The casino is the former Revel property that Deifik bought and reopened last June.

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