Cousins! Breaking news reports that Dave & Buster’s restaurant chain co-founder James ‘Buster’ Corley has passed away at 72 years old due to an apparent suicide!
According to reports from TMZ Dallas, Texas officials had responded to a call from dispatch on Monday. Upon entering James home they discovered him with a reported self inflicted gunshot wound to his head. He was transported to a local hospital where he had later passed away.
News of James tragic passing has been confirmed by a representative of Dave & Buster’s within an issued statement. He is remembered as being, “an innovative and creative force” with a “pioneering spirit.”
The forwarded statement continues, “Buster’s passion for hospitality, his demand for excellence, and the deep care he had for his team members were unparalleled. Our hearts go out to his family at this difficult time and while we will miss his wise counsel and his easy laugh, the legacy he and Dave built endures.”
Dave & Buster’s was originally founded back in the early 80s as both James and his business partner David Corriveau opened their very first location in Dallas, Texas.The restaurant chain combined a family fun feel of food and video games.
Together the two men went on to open over 100 locations across the country.
James tragic passing is currently under investigation by local officials. He is said to have passed away on his 72nd birthday.
Our condolences remain with his loved ones.
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