The canadian poker star Gavin Smith was on Monday found dead in his bed at home in Houston.
Gavin Smith was 50 years old, and the cause of death has not yet been published.
It informs cardplayer.com.
Gavin Smith, professional poker player at the age of 26 years, and his first big result came in 2005, when he won 155.880 dollars, equivalent to approx. 1 million. kr., at the Mirage Poker Showdown.
Just a week later, he won a WPT tournament, which secured him a sejrssum equivalent to 7.5 million. kr. Smith reached the final table of two tournaments the further the year, and thereby he secured himself the title as the WPT Player of the Year in 2005/2006.
Very sad news to learn that Gavin Smith has passed unexpectedly. One of the first great poker characters I got to know personally. A fun guy, great to be around him. If you're so inclined, drink a greyhound in his honor. Cheers, my friend.— Greg Raymer (@FossilMan) 15. January 2019
Gavin Smith continued to deliver stable results as poker became more and more popular, and he is regarded as one of the first really big pokers stars.
In 2018, adjusted his career with an impressive earnings on well 36 million. kr.
The canadian poker star has in her past made no secret that he had problems with alcohol, and in 2010 he declared the following:
- I think I have the illusion of being a happy person, but inside I'm fighting with my personal problems.
Gavin Smith was a popular person in the poker world, and several have reacted with great sadness at the news of his passing.
And We're off. We lost one of our best friends and one of poker's greats tonight. If u knew him u will know the drink. RIP my friend. pic.twitter.com/KDYG4wAAF6— Todd Brunson (@ToddBrunson) 15. January 2019
Gavin Smith was one of the more authentic human beings I'd ever met. the— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) 15. January 2019
Rest In Peace my friend... pic.twitter.com/8sUlQhSxvS
Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of Gavin Smith. WPT Champion and friend to all at the table. pic.twitter.com/brAqdaMay2— World Poker Tour (@WPT) 15. January 2019
Just got word that my old friend Gavin Smith has passed away. “The Caveman” was troubled, but kind & generous. I'm glad I was reunited with him last year, where he was able to do what he loved - wreck one of my shows. My thoughts are with his children. the— Joe Stapleton (@Stapes) 15. January 2019
I'll miss you, ole G.
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