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Doyle's sister took her own life (RIP)

Tags: doyle brunson, levada hale, rip, sister, suicide.
Posted on 01 December 2010 by "T".

In Doyle Brunson's latest blog, Live as if you were going to die tomorrow, learn as if you were going to live forever, he shares some really sad news with his fans and the rest of the poker world - his sister took her own life last month.

He describes his only sister, Lavada Hale, as a very strong person all her life, but when she recently lost her eyesight due to glaucoma and related eye diseases, she became very depressed and decided to end her life as she couldn't stand the thought of living the rest of her life in darkness.

"It is hard to get back in the swing of thing after the death of my only sister, Lavada Hale. Lavada was 79 years old and had lost her eyesight due to glaucoma and related eye diseases. She couldn't stand the thought of living out her years in a world of darkness so she took her own life. She was such a strong person all her life and I never dreamed she was so depressed she could commit suicide. It was a tough time for our family but we are a tough family and I was proud of everybody the way they handled this tragedy. Thanks to everyone for their calls, tweets and prayers. RIP Lavada," writes Doyle Brunson in his blog.


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12 comments on "Doyle''s sister took her own life (RIP)"

 jpoblong01/12/2010 12:26:33 GMT
what a sad news for the doyles. may she rest in peace.. she was 79 and loosing her eye sight made her do it...
 Aggro66601/12/2010 16:00:40 GMT
to give such personal informations and emotions on the blog make doyle even more respectable in this pokerworld of young fast money
 lastwords02/12/2010 00:43:40 GMT
wow thats so sad..may she rest in peace... Heart
 mahdrof02/12/2010 01:13:37 GMT
There is a little word of warning that must go with this article: get your eyes checked regularly and make sure you are getting an eye pressure test and picture of your retinal nerve. I was recently diagnosed with high pressure inside my eyes, which can be caused by several things (in my case myopia). Anyways, all cases of glaucoma start with high eye pressure, and left untreated damages your retinal nerve. Luckily we seem to have caught it in time, and with eye drops (every night for the rest of my life) I should be able to control it and prevent damage. It is easy to take your visioin for granted, especially if you don't wear glasses, however loss of vision and blindness is a life changing event, get your eyes checked regularly. RIP Lavada.
 K1dPoker02/12/2010 01:37:54 GMT
Very sad news to hear... Feel really bad for him RIP...
 watoba02/12/2010 03:36:49 GMT
yeah this are sad news for doyle rest in peace for her but i can understand what she doing she had live there life with 79 years and when she decide to do it thats it´s there right.I must think by this on my father he was a strong man and he tells me he won´t not die in bed when other people must feed him and so on.And he was very ill can no more talking layin only in bed but he can not doing this on this own and for the rest of my family it was forbiten by law to help him to die so he had a slowy dead every day for 6 years. I hope when i was old or got ill i can decide it on my own to die or not
 bettyboop02/12/2010 07:04:19 GMT
dam so sad RIP... Heart Heart
 ZmxPowah02/12/2010 08:46:08 GMT
Everyday everywhere i see news about people dying...
Things like that made me kinda insensitive.
But when i think about it... i don't know if i would like to go on without sight at 79 years.
 DaMessiah66602/12/2010 10:03:02 GMT
Very bad news. I really appreciate Doyle Brunson and his family. I know how he suffered to reach what he has now. I hope that fact doesn't affect his mood and his poker as well. Rip
 valerica12302/12/2010 16:52:51 GMT
verry sad for every one who get these kind of news. RIP
 123loweman02/12/2010 19:48:52 GMT
yes so sad but honestly for someone that has had there vision there whole life and then have it taken from u has to be very tough
 Pseudo1802/12/2010 21:55:54 GMT
Posted by Aggro666:
to give such personal informations and emotions on the blog make doyle even more respectable in this pokerworld of young fast money

to give such personal informations doesnt make anyone more respectable. Just more famous. and yeah - thats true fast money.

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