Jamie Gold’s Father Passes Away

Monday, December 18th, 2006

It is with the deepest sympathy to the Gold family that we regret to report that poker champion Jamie Gold has lost his father, Dr. Robert Gold.Dr. Gold, who suffered from ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), was a big part of what pushed Jamie to win the $12 million WSOP prize money. After winning the WSOP Jamie dedicated the victory to his father who had been unable to attend and called him immediately after winning.

“He absolutley loved it - he’s over the moon,” Gold said of his father’s reaction. “I made him really, really proud and he couldn’t be happier for me.”

During and after the WSOP Jamie continually made reference to his father as his source of motivation and the main reason for wanting to win.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the ALS division of the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation.

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