Poker World Remembers Thor Hansen as Kind, Beloved ‘Treasure’

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Beloved in the world of poker, Thor Hansen passed away at the age of 71.

As news of the passing of Thor Hansen spread throughout the poker community on Wednesday, an outpouring of love and respect for “the Godfather of Norwegian Poker” flooded social media.

Hansen was a two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, a three-time Poker Hall of Fame nominee as well as both a PokerStars WCOOP and SCOOP champion.

In 2012, after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer, doctors had given him just months to live. Hansen sought treatment, beat the odds and throughout the next six years continued to be a fixture in the world of poker.

Hansen, finally succumbing to the disease, passed away at the age of 71. The poker community took time to remember him.

Hansen will be remembered by the community as a consummate rounder, a champion poker player and someone who helped build the game on a global scale. Moreso, as one of the good guys in the game.

Hansen is survived by his wife, Marcella Bramwell.