This is a discussion on Mike Sexton (former WPT commentator) is fighting cancer within the online poker forums, in the Poker News and Events section; Mike Sexton is fighting prostate cancer, according to his poker friends on social media. And it appears the long-time World Poker Tour commentator and poker
What sad news. Mike was always a class act as both a commentator and a player. I always enjoyed hearing what he had to say as he worked th booth at a tournament. What cemented my admiration for the guy was his behaviour at the tables. Whether he won big or lost all his chips he was always a gentleman. I pray he wins the fight but, sadly, the reports aren't good.
So sad news ... He is such a nice guy , beloved by so many poker players or other people , with so much too great influence to the poker world community , and contribution to the growth of the poker games and industry worldwide , so charismatic , brilliant , a pioneer in online poker and many other things , such a pity when a human being ' health is in such a critical or fatal condition , close maybe to the inevitable ...... ,
I used to think prostate cancer could be cured if a surgery is done very fast after early diagnose , more easily than other cancer types , but I am not sure anymore ............ I wanted to read all available news , but after this I have no mood ....
I thought he was just fine , working for PartyPoker nowadays , with this awesome huge WPT online series now running on PartyPoker , awarding some free entries to (his) tournament of Champions , I thought he was busy with this series , fine and healthy , I guess you never know , always expect the unexpected , especially for people's health ...
This is terribly sad! He has a young son and has proven he is one of the good guys in a profession full of questionable characters. I really hope he is able to feel the love that has been sent his way during this very tough time.
He was so charismatic . a talented personality , a great poker player , a beloved commentator , a successful chairman for PartyPoker , so brilliant , creative person . He passed away sourrounded by his beloved people , with all poker world's prayers , thoughts and good energy accompanying him these hard , last days of his life .
Mike Matusow is holding a tribute to Mike Sexton on his twitch channel. It is live right now with many old pros & famous poker personalities calling in to pay respects to Mike Sexton.
Doyle Brunson, JC Tran, Howard Lederer, Mike Lang, Mason Malmuth & the list goes on. Some great stories!
Good on Mike Matusow to do this, which speaks to the level of respect that Mike Sexton holds in the poker community - to have others take the time to honor him like that. I haven't watched the broadcast, but I will certainly take some time to do so.
Originally Posted by smallfrie
2020, what a horrible year. Rest in peace Mike.
Yes, you summed up 2020 perfectly - it has been a horrible year. Mike was certainly one of the true treasures in poker. I never had the good fortune to meet him, but many who paid tribute to him talk about the little things about him and what made him so beloved.....not because he was the voice of the WPT, not because of his own accomplishments, it was the little things he did/said for others, that's what set him apart.
Rest in Peace Mike, you will certainly be missed.
Somebody asked me what my favourite hand is, and I said "The one that takes all your chips".
If I shove and you call, I'll show.