Man Commits Suicide Over Loss of Free Buffet for Life at Las Vegas Resort

ohn Noble reportedly placed a gun to his head and pulled the trigger near the Studio B Buffet at the M Resort Spa and Casino Las Vegas, committing suicide and causing the buffet — as well as the garage and part of the resort itself due to a fire from his car — to be shut down for approximately seven hours on Sunday evening, April 5, 2015.

The suicide was witnessed by many people — including children — who were out to enjoy a night out in celebration of the Easter holiday. A girl who was 13 years of age recalled how “she saw the man lying on the ground with a pool of blood surrounding his salt-and-pepper hair”, according to this article written by Ricardo Torres and Wesley Juhl of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Noble — who was 53 years old — “blamed his suicide on depression that set in after the Henderson resort awarded him free meals at the buffet for life then banned him from the property in 2013 for harassing some of the women working there”, according to this article written by Henry Brean, also of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Firefighters of Henderson — a city just south of Las Vegas where the resort and casino property is located — were already at the parking garage of the resort extinguishing a burning vehicle which reportedly belonged to Noble and contained unidentified objects as he committed suicide.

Noble was reportedly banned from the resort and casino property approximately a week after the death of his mother, who died two years ago.

Employees of the M Resort Spa and Casino Las Vegas — which proudly proclaims on its official Internet web site that its guest are not charged resort fees — are being offered grief counseling as a result of the incident.

7 thoughts on “Man Commits Suicide Over Loss of Free Buffet for Life at Las Vegas Resort”

  1. Jimmy says:

    You’ve got to be kidding me.

  2. John Montgomery says:

    Not good for the kids, but seriously…

    Aren’t there better places to take your kids on Easter Sunday than a casino? Or on any day?

  3. David says:

    There’s more to it than just “Over Loss of Free Buffet”

  4. Mike D says:

    Must have been one hell of a buffet!

  5. Kathy W. says:

    The article is a bit confusing on the chronology…. not that it really matters, the guy is dead. But it says he was banned in 2013 but also banned in 2014 (“one year ago”)?

    I can imagine that he felt rejected and took the rejection a bit too personally, perhaps. Not to mention the loss of the free food. 🙁

    1. Brian Cohen says:

      Thank you for catching that error, Kathy W. I appreciate it and corrected it.

      I watched some of the video from the source to which I linked in the article. Apparently, being banned from the resort and casino was the final straw in what was a lifetime of rejection.

      It really is a sad story; and no one should have to feel as depressed as he did to get to the point where he felt he needed to commit suicide…

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