Doyle Brunson Obituary, Death – Doyle Brunson, one of the most renowned superstars in the history of poker, passed away over the weekend at the age of 89, and the poker community is in sorrow over his passing. At the time of publication, information regarding his passing and the circumstances surrounding his death were not accessible.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our father, Doyle Brunson,” said Brian Balsbaugh, speaking on behalf of the Brunson family. “He was a much-loved Christian man who devoted his life to his family as a husband, father, and grandfather. As we continue to pay tribute to his legacy over the next few days, we will have more to say. We ask that you continue to pray for Doyle and for all of us in the family. “May he finally find rest in peace.
His nickname was “Texas Dolly,” and he shot to poker renown in the 1970s. He was a mainstay in the world of high-stakes poker right up until the time of his passing. Over the course of the previous year, he participated in a number of televised poker events, one of which was the Main Event of the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP).
Brunson fought in the highest stakes cash games for more than 50 years, leaving behind a significant legacy in the game of poker. He won a total of 10 bracelets in the World Series of Poker, tying him for second place behind Phil Hellmuth, who has 16. Doyle was a superb basketball player in the 1950s at Hardin-Simmons, where he went on to thrive on the hardwood in college. Prior to becoming a professional poker player, Doyle was a star on the court. The future poker legend’s hopes of playing in the NBA were dashed when he suffered a knee injury before the season started. Instead, he decided to pursue a career in poker, which turned out to be rather successful for him.