rsactuary
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LuckyPhow
September 7th, 2020 at 7:55:28 AM permalink
Prostate cancer.

He did a tremendous amount to help poker become mainstream. He had over $7 million in winnings at the table himself. May he RIP.
smoothgrh
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September 7th, 2020 at 1:43:36 PM permalink
Sad to hear. He made the WPT broadcasts enjoyable for me with his commentary.
onenickelmiracle
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September 7th, 2020 at 3:58:17 PM permalink
Hopefully he went out with a bang.
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Greasyjohn
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September 7th, 2020 at 5:04:13 PM permalink
That is sad to hear. I think he just got married a few years ago. He was a classy guy and a gentleman.
100xOdds
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September 7th, 2020 at 5:43:02 PM permalink
Quote: rsactuary

Prostate cancer.

He did a tremendous amount to help poker become mainstream. He had over $7 million in winnings at the table himself. May he RIP.


wow.. i thought prostate cancer was very treatable since 90% of men will have it (according to my doc, who does a prostate exam as part of my annual checkup).
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rsactuary
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September 7th, 2020 at 6:00:44 PM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

wow.. i thought prostate cancer was very treatable since 90% of men will have it (according to my doc, who does a prostate exam as part of my annual checkup).




Only if it's caught early enough. Some guys refuse "the finger".
gordonm888
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September 7th, 2020 at 10:42:40 PM permalink
Oh my goodness. So sad. He was a foundational broadcaster for televised poker. RIP, Mike.
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Romes
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September 7th, 2020 at 10:44:50 PM permalink
When I really got in to poker in high school and college I always liked Mike Sexton and thought he was a class act. He was kind of the guy that encouraged me to be less like Phil Helmuth, since I was young and dumb and very very early in my career made the same brash remarks telling fish why they were fish. I was deeply saddened to hear of his passing, but from what I read at least he passed quietly at home surrounded by his family and loved ones. He will be missed. RIP Mike.
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zippyboy
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September 8th, 2020 at 7:36:17 AM permalink
And Mike Sexton was a real snappy dresser. Always Mr. GQ.
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DRich
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September 8th, 2020 at 10:41:24 AM permalink
Quote: zippyboy

And Mike Sexton was a real snappy dresser. Always Mr. GQ.



I don't know about that. I would see him around wearing nylon jogging suits. When I first me him he was wearing nothing but a bathing suit.
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