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Norwegian poker legend diagnosed with cancer

Tags: cancer, norway, scandinavian poker awards, thor hansen.
Posted on 25 January 2012 by "T".

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" 

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4 comments on "Norwegian poker legend diagnosed with cancer"

 krollemann26/01/2012 01:59:34 GMT
How sad Thor Sad Hope u get well Smile
 gossag26/01/2012 05:04:25 GMT
hansen hug ... is a great player, hopefully pass the disease to do what he likes and what we have in our poker tables showing all his qualities as a player
 Fakiry26/01/2012 15:14:31 GMT
Everyone should face life like Thor Hansen shows he is doing, thinking about the good things life can still have to offer him. There is only one thing we all have in common in our future and that is death, we all know we will die one day, so the best thing to do is to live for the days we will pass around here, doing what pleasures us with the people we love. And nothing like a couple of tables online with lots of action to distract and enjoys who likes to play.
 Cliffem26/01/2012 15:32:54 GMT
Very Sad News. - (H.B.R.S)

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