The ‘Godfather of poker’, Doyle Brunson, has died at the age of 89.
The legendary figure of the game died on Sunday in Las Vegas, his family announced, via his agent on Twitter.
Their statement said: “It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of our father, Doyle Brunson.
“He was a beloved Christian man, husband, father and grandfather.
“We’ll have more to say over the coming days as we honor his legacy. Please keep Doyle and our family in your prayers. May he rest in peace.”
Brunson shot to poker stardom in the 1970s, winning six World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets in that decade.
He was crowned WSOP Main Event world champion in 1976 and 1977, one of only a select few to have won the prestigious tournament consecutively.