Some sad news. The Norwegian poker veteran Thor Hansen, 64, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and probably only has another 2 years left to live. Hansen received the sad news recently and doctors have told him that the cancer he has is untreatable.
"I don't count on dying tomorrow", Hansen said in an interview with Norwegian Verdens Gang.
"I have to fight and we'll see if I can win another good poker hand"
The support Thor Hansen has received from friends and other poker players is amazing and he says that he's especially touched with how much support he has gotten from the poker world.
"It is a very sad day for Norwegian poker. The world's best Thor Hansen has terminal cancer" - Andreas Hoivold.
"So sad to hear Thor Hansen has terminal cancer. A gentleman, legend, and a great all around guy. The original Scandinavian poker icon." - Christian Harder
"So sad to hear that Thor Hansen has cancer. He is one of the nicest guys in poker. Good luck Thor!" - Linda Johnson
"Thor Hansen is a super nice guy". - Cole South
The picture is taken from the 2008 Scandinavian Poker Awards when Hansen was given the "life achievement award"