“Downtown” Chad Brown Passes Away

Poker mainstay remembered as an amazing man of integrity.

Chad Brown, who was recently honored by the World Series of Poker with an honorary bracelet for both his work and demeanor in the game of poker, has passed away, ending his hard-fought battle with a rare form of cancer at age 52.

“We all have a choice when it comes to how we want to feel about what’s going on in our lives. If you want to feel like a victim, that’s your choice. I choose not to. I don’t feel like a victim. I feel very blessed with the life that I’ve had, regardless of what happens.” – Chad Brown

An outpouring of heartfelt emotion and condolences flooded social media from the poker community with the news of the poker ambassador’s passing, including from his close friend and ex-wife Vanessa Russo as well as many of the pro players that knew him.

Chad, an avid player of baseball as well as poker, was recently featured in the touching mini-documentary “Faded Glory 2” where his battle with cancer was chronicled.

To read more about the life of “Downtown” Chad Brown, check out any and all of the links below:

PokerStars Blog: Chad Brown: 1961-2014

pokerfuse: Chad Brown Loses Battle With Cancer

Bluff Magazine: Chad Brown, Poker Pro, Dies at 52

PokerNews: Chad Brown Passes Away At 52

PocketFives: Chad Brown Passes Away at 52

Hard-Boiled Poker: Chad Brown 1961-2014

More PokerStars: 'Sitting’ With Chad Brown and Friends Remember A Fierce, Fair Fighter

All-In Magazine: In Memoriam – Chad Brown

F5poker would like to extend our sincere condolences to all of Chad Brown’s friends and family for their loss.

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