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Reports: Strip club magnate Jack Galardi dies at 81

Jack Galardi, the businessman whose empire at one time included more than two dozen strip clubs across the country — and whose home in Indian Springs was known as the “Circle G” ranch — died Dec. 1 at the ranch, according to reports. He was 81.

Memorial services had been planned for Dec. 8, at 12 p.m., at St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church in Jackson, according to an obituary on the Haisten Funeral Home web site.

Daughter Teri Galardi told The Associated Press last week her father had been suffering health complications in recent years.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Jack Galardi at one time owned 30 topless clubs across the country, and owned nine at the time of his death. His properties reportedly stretched from Las Vegas to Miami.

His daughter said the self-made man was "generous almost to a fault," and known to pay medical bills for people who couldn't afford treatment.

Jack Galardi was also well known for July 4 parties at the ranch, which was home to alpaca, peacocks, horses and other animals, according to the obituary.

He suffered fallout when his adopted son, Michael Galardi, was implicated in a corruption case that sent four former Clark County Commissioners in Nevada to prison in 2006. Jack Galardi was not implicated the case.

In 2009, Jack Galardi became embroiled in legal battles with Georgia officials in the City of Forest Park over his Crazy Horse Saloon and Pink Pony clubs, at one point suing the city for $70 million over adult entertainment ordinances his lawyers argued would destroy his businesses.

Galardi again sued the city earlier this year after officials closed the clubs for failing to qualify for license renewals.

One of his attorneys, Aubrey Villines of Atlanta, said last week Galardi had a “tough exterior” but a warm heart and would be remembered by many for his generosity. “He was absolutely the kindest, warmest, most generous human beings I ever met,” Villines said. “I’ve never met a more giving person than Jack Galardi — period.”

Galardi is survived by three daughters, Teri Galardi, Jackie Galardi and Kathy Holder, and a son, Jack Galardi, Jr.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.