“I am very proud to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame,” said Sexton. “I don’t think anyone can beat that, but in my mind, it can.”
News of Sexton’s condition spread quickly online, sparking an outpouring of messages and stories on various social media platforms. On Thursday nights, Sexton can watch a special webcast featuring many of his friends and colleagues having the chance to say goodbye.
The former Card Player columnist recorded his life in his autobiography Life’s A Gamble. In 2017, he also shared many stories about his high-stakes gambling days on the Poker Stories podcast visit Pencetpoker.
The following obituaries were given by the Sexton family. Mike Sexton, Chairman of partypoker and longtime commentator for the World Poker Tour, died peacefully on September 6 at his home in Las Vegas after a valiant fight against cancer. He is 72 years old.
Diverse as a player, commentator, promoter, content creator, columnist and writer, Mike has played a key role in the explosive growth of poker in the United States and around the world through his work with partypoker and the World Poker Tour.
His expertise in popularizing the game and his philanthropic work earned him the nickname “Ambassador of Poker” in 2006 and inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2009. He was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the American Poker Awards in 2016. In 2017, Mike was the second person inducted into the World Poker Tour Honors Society. In 2020, the WPT honors Mike by renaming the WPT Champion Cup on his way to the “Mike Sexton WPT Champion Cup.”
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