Posted on December 29, 2013 at 3:51 PM
Sunday, Dec 29 at 6:53 PM
DALLAS — Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons has died at the age of 82.
Simmons died Saturday night at Baylor Hospital in Dallas after several days in intensive care.
The cause of his death has not been released.
“Harold Simmons was a true Texas giant, rising from humble beginnings and seizing the limitless opportunity for success we so deeply cherish in our great state," said Gov. Rick Perry in a statement Sunday. "His legacy of hard work and giving, particularly to his beloved University of Texas, will live on for generations. Anita and I send our thoughts and prayers to the Simmons family.”
Statement from former President George W. Bush:
Laura and I send our sincere condolences to Annette and the Simmons family. Dallas has lost a generous benefactor to many worthy causes. And we, like many others, have lost a friend in Harold.
Statement from T. Boone Pickens:
Harold Simmons was one of my best friends, and it's never easy to say goodbye to close friends. Harold accomplished so much in his life. He was a passionate person -- passionate about his family, his business, philanthropy and politics. We worked together on a lot of different projects. He was one of the most successful and focused men I've ever known. We should all leave such a rich legacy behind. My thoughts and prayers go out to Annette and all of Harold's many family members and friends.