This makes me sad. Gus is a countryman of mine, and my original interest in poker was spurred way back when he was one of the early televised stars.
I'm curious, is the opinion of more experienced poker players that he's a good player, or is he mainly famous from playing back when competition was less fierce? The TV shows back in the day certainly loved portraying him as a wild player, making all these crazy bluffs, which clearly can't be profitable in the long term. On the other hand, the shows live off that kind of thing, and if he doesn't actually play like that in real life, it might even be to his benefit that people think he's a loose cannon.