On Thursday, PokerNews delivered the sad news that American poker pro Chad "lilholdem954" Batista had passed away.
"It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved son, nephew, cousin, brother and friend, Chad 'lilholdem954' Batista. Chad died suddenly this beautiful Thursday afternoon with his family surrounding him. We ask that our privacy be respected at this [...] Read more » RIP: Chad "lilholdem954" Batista Dies at 35
Joined: Feb '14
Age: 29 (M)
very sad news .. so young i didn't really knew his poker career or never heard of him but anyone who is making a living out of poker and he is called professional , he gotta be good and skillful may he rest in peace and may his family get past this sad time WSOP Circuit Championship Event is a hard to won and he did it he surly will be remembered
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 50 (M)
Hello my friends and fellow mobsters That is really some bad news does not matter if he was a poker player or not when some dies at that age is always a shame Rest in peace and my condolences to his family
Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 38 (F)
Chad Batista is not a player I had seen before and I think all of his tournament play was in the US but 35 is such a young age and I feel very sad for his family.He had some great results and winning close to million is not easy.
Joined: May '13
Age: 26 (M)
RIP Chad, well this is life and sometimes life sucks and take you away from this world just too soon, sad for his family and i hope they will be able to cope and yeah 35 is so young and i suppose he was helping and earning for his family, now he is gone and who knows hope his friends and family have some comfort for he is a poker player and he won some good title, cheers anyway peace out , sad day for the poker community as a whole!
Joined: Oct '14
Age: 27 (M)
Does anybody knows what is the reason of death? Some say drugs, some say alcohol, some say he fall in depresion and kill himself... I realy want to know because he was so young... 35 years... he could got at least 35 more... RIP
Posted by klash23: Chad Batista is not a player I had seen before and I think all of his tournament play was in the US but 35 is such a young age and I feel very sad for his family.He had some great results and winning close to million is not easy.
Same here. Though I was frequent on pcktfvs for a while his name never got mentioned at where I lurked. He was only four years older than me.