Poker professional and two-time World Collection of Circuit (WSOP) ring winner Justin Brown handed away on February 2 from what his family says was a short battle with an aggressive type of most cancers.
Brown was simply shy of $400,000 in profession earnings, in keeping with The Hendon Mob. He was commonly seen on stops of the Mid-States Poker Tour, Heartland Poker Tour, and WSOP Circuit occasions all through the Midwest — the place he received rings in Tunica and at Horseshoe Hammond in Indiana. Brown’s career-high rating was a win for $83,302 within the Hollywood Fall Traditional exterior Cincinnati in 2011.
A graduate of Indiana College, Brown earned a Bachelor of Arts diploma in Historical past earlier than his ardour for statistics led him to a profession in skilled poker. Exterior of poker, he loved journey, sports activities, and even mushroom searching. He’s survived by his Mom, Teresa; his father, Gregory; and siblings James, Jeremy, and Katelyn.
The poker world expressed their condolences after Ari Engel shared the information on X. Engel was one in every of Brown’s shut mates from frequent stops all through the Midwest.
Engel additionally advised PokerNews: “Justin cherished his household and he and his brother Jeremy have been as shut as I’ve ever seen brothers be. He was additionally a tremendous and dependable friend- each to human mates and his beloved canine Clyde. I’ll at all times have fond reminiscences of the summers we stayed collectively in Vegas and hanging out at varied minor league stops all through the years. Whereas I’m devastated at dropping my pal, I really feel so honored to have recognized such an exquisite individual. You might be and will probably be missed Jbrown.”
Condolences could also be despatched to the household by the Chastain Funeral Home web site.
The household additionally needs to share a message from a Brown:
“For those who consider me and want to do one thing for my reminiscence, do that; volunteer at a college, church, or library; write a letter to somebody and inform them how they’ve a constructive impact in your life; in case you smoke – stop; in case you drink and drive – cease; flip off the electronics and take a child out for ice cream and discuss to them about their hopes and goals; forgive somebody who doesn’t deserve it; cease in any respect the lemonade stands run by youngsters and brag about their product; and make somebody smile as we speak whether it is in your energy to take action.”
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