The Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting this morning that Bob Maheu, key aide to Howard Hughes in the 1960s, died last night. He was 90 years old.
Bob was a key source for my book on Hughes. I spent many hours with him at his Las Vegas home talking about Hughes and Las Vegas and the intersection of the two.
When I knew him, which was very late in his life, Bob was a great guy, very smart, cordial, funny, open. He knew a lot of important people in town and had no shortage of stories to tell about the interesting life he led. He had health problems — who doesn't at age 90? — but his mind was still sharp.
Services are set for noon Saturday at St. Viator Catholic Church in Las Vegas.