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 difficult time and we thank you for your prayers," his family wrote in a statement.
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