We all knew it was just a matter of time since news spread of Chad Browns’ condition deteriorating massively last week due to his three year long battle with cancer, and now sadly it has been confirmed that he has in fact passed away.
His death was recorded at 1.15am this morning in New York at the Calvary Hospital Hospice at the age of 52.
Chad Brown was born in New York back in 1961 and had an early career in minor league baseball and worked as an actor and model before turning to the love of his life in poker back in 1993 when he turned professional.
That career saw him cash a monstrous 38 times at the WSOP and a number of times on the other big tours such as the WPT and EPT. This brought him career earnings at the felt of $3.6 million though ne never won the WSOP bracelet he had always dreamed of.
Despite not winning one, the WSOP last week awarded him an honouree bracelet, the first time this has ever been done, in recognition of what he had done for the poker industry as a whole.
As you can imagine, there was an outpouring of sadness, respect and love given to Brown and his family through Twitter.
LOST a Dear friend today @Downtownchad Chad Brown I will remember him for always lend a helping hand in soo many peoples life RIP
— Victor Ramdin (@victorramdin) July 2, 2014
We tend to glorify people after death but Chad Brown was a true gentlemen and class act. Poker world desperately needs more guys like him.
— justin pechie (@looshle) July 2, 2014
More sad news. We’ve lost another one of poker’s good guys. RIP Chad Brown. It was always fun having you in the booth.
— James Hartigan (@J_Hartigan) July 2, 2014
Chad Brown lived life and loved life. Remember his memory in times of turmoil and trouble…he leaves us as a better world. Love you Chad
— Nolan Dalla (@nolandalla) July 2, 2014
Unfortunately @Downtownchad has passed this evening. He touched so many during his lifetime and will live on within them. I love you Chad!
I literally never knew anyone as well liked as @Downtownchad how good would the world be if we all took a page out of his book
— Gavin Smith (@olegsmith) July 2, 2014
Sad to hear about @Downtownchad passing, but he lived a great life and his attitude during his final days are an inspiration to us all. RIP
— Brian Hastings (@brianchastings) July 2, 2014
We should all keep out chins up and smile for @Downtownchad. Celebrate his life and be honored to have known him. He will smile back. RIP
— JC TRAN (@jctran23) July 2, 2014
Rip @Downtownchad thanks for all te memories and advice
— Tom Grady (@GoTTTTTa) July 1, 2014