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Poker pro Mike Sica "Little Man" passes away

Poker pro Mike Sica Little Man passes away

Professional poker player and WSOP gold bracelet holder, Mike Sica (also known as "Little Man") passed away on Wednesday 13th, at age 69. Sica had been diagnosed with a form of cancer last April and the decease was made public during Sica's participation at the WSOP Circuit Harrah's in Philadelphia in the same month. This poker tournament would be the last one in his career.

Sica was considered by many to have a passion for the game but to be even more passionate about life. He was a former teacher with a great personality and an overall good man. Condolences, as well as support and remembrance messages are piling up on the internet message boards and forums as well as news outlets.

Mike Sica became famous in 2004 when he won the $3000 NLHE event at the WSOP which earned him over half a million Dollars and which also earned him the largest non-main-event bracelet in WSOP history (at that time). Sica had earned over $1.3 million in his overall career. He told in an interview to the WSOP circuit blog, "I had come back from playing at the Borgata and had a bad pain in my neck. After the doctors ran some tests, they told me it was cancer."

Mike Sica will definitely be missed by the poker community.