Team PokerStars Pro Chad Brown passed away early Wednesday morning.
“At approximately 1:15 a.m., Chad Brown passed away at Calvary Hospital Hospice in the Bronx, New York after a three-year battle with cancer,” according to PokerNews Managing Editor Brett Collson.
Brown’s battle with liposarcoma, a rare form of cancer, took a turn for the worse a few days ago and he was in Hospice care during his last days.
Over the weekend, he was awarded an honorary WSOP bracelet during a special ceremony held at the Rio in Las Vegas.
An outpouring of Twitter posts from Brown’s colleagues began once the news was officially confirmed.
Team PokerStars Pro Victor Ramdin tweeted:
European Poker Tour television host James Hartigan told his followers, “We’ve lost one of poker’s good guys. RIP Chad Brown. It was always fun having you in the booth.”
PokerStars Head of Blogging Brad Willis wrote Wednesday morning that “though the honorary WSOP bracelet came just before his death, those who knew Chad Brown understood it was not an honor given on the occasion of his death.”
“It was one offered as a celebration of his life. Put another way: a bracelet didn’t define his life. His life defined the bracelet, and Chad Brown defined what it means to live.”
Since 1993, Brown had accumulated $3.6 million in live poker tournament cashes and is currently listed as #182 on the all-time money list, according to The Hendon Mob database.
He had seven 6-figure cashes during his live poker tournament career, including a runner up performance in the WSOP $5,000 No Limit Deuce to Seven Draw event in 2007.