Sadly, on Sept.4, 2011, 25 year old up-and-coming poker pro Thuy Doan passed away after battling cancer for several years. Thuy was introduced to the PokaPaloma audience back in December 2009, when poker pros held a head shaving event in support of Thuy while she was having some difficult treatments. In July 2010, shortly after having her leg amputated, Thuy joined Phil Laak at the poker table when Phil was trying to break the record for longest single-session of playing poker. Read about that experience and see a photo of Thuy “Phil Laak Breaks Longest Single-Session Record“.
Read about the head shaving event “Poker Pros Shave Heads to Show Solidarity“. Thuy joined the pros in Las Vegas and had fun with the antics and teasing and determining whose heads would get shaved.
As ill as she was, Thuy had a positive attitude and talked about her love of poker and her bright future. The poker community has another star in the Las Vegas sky tonight…R.I.P. Thuy
In the news:
- POKERnews.com – Remembering Thuy Doan (1986-2011)
- OnlinePoker.net report – Poker Mourns Sad Passing Of Thuy Doan