(PRESS RELEASE) -- Team PokerStars.eu Pro Chad Brown passed away Tuesday at age 52. He rubbed elbows with James Bond, faced down a maniacal killer, won a baseball championship, and earned more than $3.6 million playing a card game. A model, actor, baseball player, and poker legend, Brown lived his entire life earning a living in ways that most people believed impossible. He died today in New York City after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 52 years old.
Brown's life was one Hollywood couldn't create. Born the son of a gambler, Brown grew up around his dad's underground poker room. Along the way, he picked up Gin Rummy from players waiting for a seat in the game.
"It filled the same role for people that Chinese Poker does today," Brown once said. "People would play Gin Rummy when they would wait for the poker game to start."
Brown's brain had a special place for games. They were how he thought, how he earned, and how he bonded with his dad. The two played competitive games until the day Brown died.
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