On Monday, cops arrived at James’ birthday party to find him suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was then transported to a nearby hospital where he passed away.
A Dave & Buster’s rep confirmed his death and informed TMZ that he will be remembered as “an innovative and creative force” with a “pioneering spirit.” The rep also had the following to say:
“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.”
David Corriveau and James Corley opened the first Dave & Buster’s in Dallas in 1982. D&B achieved massive success and went on to open 140 more locations across the country. It is sad to hear of James’ passing away. Our deepest condolences go out to the family. Stay tuned to Thirsty For News as we keep you updated on this story as it develops.
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