LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — An inspiration and a pioneer for aspiring entrepreneurs. That’s how friends and acquaintances of Kenny Lee remember the CEO of Lee’s Discount Liquor. Lee was killed in a crash last Friday in northern Nevada.
“The infectious smile, the energy and charisma that he had.”
That’s how many in the Las Vegas community remember Lee. The news came just months after his father Hae Un Lee lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Friends say Kenny always had a sunny personality.
“He just brings joy to people’s lives and you just don’t find people like him that are often so giving but also so social,” Randy Char, with Las Vegas Sotheby’s International, said.
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It’s a belief that has resulted in millions of dollars in donations to various community initiatives.
Char, who knew Lee in professional and philanthropic circles says he had a…