Poker Community Mourns Sad Loss Of Diamond Flush

Poker Community Mourns Sad Loss Of Diamond FlushFor years anonymous poker reporter Diamond Flush earned the admiration and respect of the poker community through her insightful and revelatory brand of investigative journalism. Unfortunately, the tenacious reporter has now lost her battle with cancer, with news of her passing first announced on January 14th by PokerStars attorney, Jeff Ifrah, who tweeted the following message:
“Truly sad news: DiamondFlush tireless advocate & writer for the poker community, has passed away after her fight w/ cancer. I’ll miss her. I hope the poker community will honor @DiamondFlush & remember her for everything she did. Her family should know what she meant to us.”
Throughout her career, Diamond Flush maintained her anonymity which in turn permitted her the independence to investigate controversial rumors and expose many wrong doings in the industry. She wrote an influential investigate article on the Full Tilt scandal post-Black Friday and the misuse of players funds, for instance, as well as being one of the first reporters to break the news of Full Tilt Poker’s sale. A gaming conference regular, Diamond Flush also tirelessly worked to promote poker across the US, and helped enormously in efforts to introduce online poker in her own home state of New Jersey.
Since learning of her passing, condolences and tributes have been flooding in from the poker community, and here are some of those messages:
Mason Malmuth
“This is very bad news and she’ll be missed very much by all of us.”
Joe Brennan Jr
“Diamonds are forever”. Will miss @Diamond_Flush. Classy & brassy to the end.”
Warren Lush
“Sorry to hear of the passing of poker reporter @Diamond_Flush – smart operator with interests of players at heart. #rip”
Chris Grove
“It’s hard for me to overstate the influence @Diamond_Flush had on OPR. So many in industry owe her a tremendous debt of gratitude.”
Scott Bell
“Wow, RIP @Diamond_Flush communicated w/her in Sept and seemed in good spirits. Would trade several FTP owners for one DF”

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