Barbra Streisand: Kirk Kerkorian was a unique, rare and very special person

“Kirk Kerkorian was a unique, rare and very special person. He was a man of extraordinary generosity,” renowned singer Barbra Streisand has said about the late Armenian-American businessman.

Barbra Streisand left the following note on her official Facebook page:

“Kirk Kerkorian. 1917-2015.

Throughout the years, Kirk Kerkorian was a man of extraordinary generosity. He rarely sought attention or acknowledgement for his contributions.

In 1969 I opened Mr. Kerkorian’s International Hotel in Las Vegas. Not until New Year’s Eve 1993 did I return for the opening of his magnificent MGM Grand Hotel. At that time, because of his generous contribution to my foundation, I was able to give support to the fight against AIDS and the fight for Women’s & Children’s Rights and the Environment.

Then again in 2013 he joined me in the fight against Women’s Heart Disease.

He was a unique, rare and very special person and I will always be grateful to him.”

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS