But before hanging up, he made a startling revelation: “Show World is going to close in a matter of weeks,” he said.
“This real estate is very valuable.” Basciano never completed that plan. A spokesman for his family said he died “suddenly and unexpectedly,” but his lawyer said he died a broken man, undone by a tragedy that struck four years ago and that consumed him in the final months of his life.
Basciano had purchased an adult theater near downtown Philadelphia on Market Street in the 1990s and a few years ago decided to try to develop it into a mixed-use residential complex, an attempt to revive his reputation by monetizing his properties, which had grown in value.
During the demolition in 2013, however, a wall collapsed on a neighboring Salvation Army store, killing seven people and injuring 12 others.
Karur is the district located at the heart of Tamil Nadu and is easily accessible via road.