Company President Randy Kwasniewski found dead from an apparent gunshot wound

Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel and Casino President Randy Kwasniewski was found dead Tuesday in his home in Las Vegas.

According to a Las Vegas Sun report, police responded at 9:50 a.m. to Kwasniewski’s home in the upscale suburb of Summerlin and found a man dead of an apparent gunshot wound. A company statement later confirmed the victim was the 56-year-old executive. The Clark County Coroner’s Office hadn’t confirmed an official cause of death as of initial reports.

Kwasniewski was president of Morgans Hotel Group Las Vegas and chief operating officer of the Hard Rock Hotel Inc.

Fred Kleisner, CEO of Morgans, said he had known and worked with Kwasniewski since 1995.

“I know few hotel and casino executives who have the knowledge, focus and work ethic that Randy possessed. I will miss him. I know I speak for everyone when I say we all mourn his loss.”

Kwasniewski, a 30-year veteran of the hotel industry, joined Morgans in October 2006. Previously, he was senior vice president of Starwood Capital Group, where he played an integral role in the acquisitions of Societe du Louvre and Le Meridien.

Before joining Starwood, he was the vice president of operations for the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.