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“You killed my father. Have you forgotten Colby Hoff?"—Hoff and Prince Xizor
"You are mistaken, Hoff. Your father committed suicide, as I recall. Stuck a blaster in his mouth and blew the back of his head off, didn't he? Very messy."
"You ruined him!"
"We were business competitors. He gambled that he was smarter than I. A foolish mistake.”
Colby Hoff was a Human male and formerly a pesky business competitor of Prince Xizor, the leader of the Black Sun crime syndicate. After a failed gamble to outsmart Xizor left him ruined, Colby committed suicide by firing a blaster into his mouth and blowing off the back of his head. Seeking to avenge his father's death, Hoff's son later ambushed Xizor inside a protected corridor on the planet Coruscant in 3 ABY. Xizor calmly subdued his assailant and snapped the young man's neck after remarking that Colby Hoff was foolish to have challenged him.
- Shadows of the Empire novel (First mentioned)