19 April 2008

Brandi Hawbaker RIP

Brandi Hawbaker RIP
Originally uploaded by csquard

I received an email from my buddy Linda at PokerWorks regarding the new tragic story sweeping through the poker world, the reported suicide of Brandi Hawbaker.

I had the opportunity to conduct a phone interview with her about this time last year, an interview which I did not publish. In retrospect, many of her answers seemed to be of what she hoped to become rather than who she was. She seemed to dream of functionality, of achievement, of glamor, of normalcy. It was telling that we spoke when she was in Florida rather than in Vegas or LA.

I don't want to delve into any life lessons hers imparts for us. I didn't know her nor have claimed to. I did reach out to her after she'd returned from the hospital during a tournament last summer, the IV bandages still on her hand or arm, I can't remember which. She attracted attention like a moth to a flame.

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Blogger kurokitty said...

Finally, confirmation of her death from an official source. Thanks for the CP link.

11:15 AM  

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