Las Vegas legend Paul Anthony San Filipo   Forever a part of Las Vegas history, Paul Anthony San Filipo passed away on April 4th, 2022.   Paul San Filipo was born on March 5, 1964, in Burbank, CA at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. His parents Peter San Filipo Sr. and Marilyn San Filipo had three sons of which Paul was the youngest.   Paul attended Granada Hills Charter High School (class of 1981) in Granada Hills, CA, and was influenced by a family involved in the Hollywood entertainment business. His father Peter “Pete” San Filipo Sr. was known for working on shows like Seinfeld (1989), Cheers (1981), and Quincy M.E (1976).   Paul San Filipo decided to move to another exciting city full of entertainment and possibility, Las Vegas! He found employment at Boyd Gaming’s California Hotel and Casino where he would make lifelong friends. Paul was a member of the LGBTQ+ community and in 1994 he purchased Gipsy Nightclub Las Vegas which is recorded in history forever as one of the most famous and longest-running LGBTQ+ nightclubs in the world.   Gipsy nightclub became a family business with Paul’s mother, Marilyn ‘Mother’ San Filipo, helping to manage the Gipsy Nightclub until her retirement.   His mother Marilyn passing in 2001 at the age of 66 was extremely difficult for Paul and would leave a lasting impact on the rest of his life.   Dennis McBride writes in his book “Out of the Neon Closet: Queer Community In The Silver State” that Gipsy Nightclub got its groove back under Paul’s ownership in 1994 but would lose it again to “bigger and grander clubs such as Krave and Pure”.   It would take the determination of an LGBTQ+ business owner to bring the community back to Paradise Rd. Soon came Paul’s vision and creation of Piranha Nightclub in the former Angles and Lace space.   Piranha Nightclub became an LGBTQ+ hotspot with A-List celebrities visiting such as Pamela Anderson, Britney Spears, and Janet Jackson. It would be hard to argue that Paul San Filipo was one of Janet Jacksons number one fans traveling the world on Janet’s tours and eventually Paul was considered a friend of Janet.   As a larger-than-life figure in the LGBTQ+ community, Paul had many people who touched his life and in return, he had a major impact on many of us.   No matter what point of Paul’s life you were a part of, it is important to remember that you are a piece of the puzzle of someone else’s life. You may never know where you fit, but others will fill the holes in their lives with pieces of you.   At any given moment everything can change. So forgive often and love with all your heart. You may not have that chance again.   Paul was preceded in death by his mother Marilyn San Filipo, his father Peter “Pete” San Filipo Sr., and his brother Steven San Filipo.   Paul is survived by his brother Peter “Pete” San Filipo Jr. and nephew Nicholas San Filipo and is remembered by the many friends that will cherish only the best memories.   Paul was an avid animal lover. Donations in his honor can be made to American Humane.   A website honoring Paul has been put together by LGBTQ+ community members at www.PaulSanFilipo.com     ❤️🌈: Facebook Event link: https://fb.me/e/2kcp6S7Vk