Las Vegas Strip dimmed lights to honor University of Nevada, Las Vegas Coach Jerry Tarkanian

Former UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 after years of health issues. He was 84. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

The Las Vegas Strip dimmed its lights late Wednesday night to honor legendary University of Nevada, Las Vegas men's basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian who died Feb. 11 at the age of 84.

One by one the Las Vegas Strip's casinos and downtown Las Vegas shut off their lights for a few minutes, leaving ghostly shapes of buildings from a distance.

A darkened Strip has honored the legacies of Las Vegas entertainers including, in order, Elvis Presley, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, George Burns and Frank Sinatra after their deaths, according to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
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