Henry O. Sanchez, the legendary high school and college basketball coach who was elected mayor of his adopted city on his first try has died. He was 74.
Sanchez, who served as mayor of Las Vegas from 2002 until 2008, died of an apparent heart attack Monday afternoon at Alta Vista Regional Hospital, according to friends.
“What I understand, he checked himself into the hospital around noon and died around 4 p.m.,” said longtime friend Jesse Gallegos.
Services were pending as of press time.