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Famed Record Producer, Poker Player Steve Albini Passes Away

by Sean Chaffin | Published: May 09, '24

Well-regarded music producer and two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Steve Albini passed away Tuesday night at age 61 after suffering a heart attack. In a career dating back to the early 1980s, Albini produced albums for bands like Nirvana, …

Poker Hall Of Famer Crandell Addington Passes Away

by Sean Chaffin | Published: Apr 23, '24

Texas businessman and Poker Hall of Fame member Crandell Addington passed away on April 14 at age 85. A contemporary of Doyle Brunson, Puggy Pearson, and Amarillo Slim Preston, Addington played at the first World Series of Poker and organized a …

Poker Player, Venture Capitalist Perry Friedman Passes Away

by Sean Chaffin | Published: Jan 24, '24

The poker world lost an interesting character and an important figure for the industry this week with the death of longtime player Perry Friedman on Sunday. He passed away at age 55 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The venture capitalist and …

Gaming Industry Notes Passing Of Casino Pioneer Steve Norton

by Card Player News Team | Published: Nov 21, '23

The gambling industry lost a pioneer with the death of Steve Norton at age 89 on Nov. 12. He is remembered as the first to run a casino outside the state of Nevada, opening the Resorts Casino Hotel in the New Jersey gaming mecca of Atlantic City in 1978. …

Poker Legend Doyle Brunson’s Wife Louise Passes Away

by Sean Chaffin | Published: Oct 23, '23

Just five months after the death of poker legend Doyle Brunson, his wife Louise has also passed away. The 91-year-old died on Sunday in Las Vegas. The couple was married for 62 years and her death was revealed by the couple’s daughter Pamela on social …

Poker Author Anthony Holden Passes Away At Age 76

by Sean Chaffin | Published: Oct 09, '23

The poker world lost a celebrated author with the death of British journalist Anthony Holden on Oct. 7 at age 76. The author and poker player pursued many interests as a writer with topics ranging from opera to biographies about the royal family, …

Poker Community Mourns The Loss Of Player-Favorite David Goldberg

by Card Player News Team | Published: Jul 31, '23

Last week, the poker world said goodbye to David Goldberg, a beloved member of the community. The WSOP bracelet winner and long-standing fixture of the Atlantic City poker scene was 74, passing away from complications due to COVID. Goldberg was born on …

Poker Community To Recognize Oct. 2 (10-2) As Doyle Brunson Day

by Card Player News Team | Published: Jul 04, '23

Hundreds of poker fans joined a who’s who of the poker world on Sunday to honor the late Doyle Brunson at a special celebration of life ceremony. The event was open to the public, and a line to enter the Jubilee Theatre wrapped around the Horseshoe Las …

Poker World Mourns The Passing Of Doyle Brunson

by Card Player News Team | Published: May 14, '23

Doyle Brunson, widely regarded as the most legendary card player in poker history with a career spanning nearly seven decades, has passed away. The poker hall of famer was 89 years old. Brunson’s passing was confirmed by his son Todd, who was by his …

High Roller Series Canceled After Poker Player Unexpectedly Passes Away

by Card Player News Team | Published: Sep 18, '22

The poker world was shocked to learn that high-stakes Malaysian poker player Ivan Leow had suddenly passed away from an apparent heart attack. Leow, who was popular on the high-stakes circuit, was just 39 years old and had been playing in the Triton …

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