RIP Fred Heilman

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by KenSmith, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. KenSmith

    KenSmith Administrator Staff Member

    Sad news again I'm afraid. I just got news that Fred Heilman passed away today.

    Fred was an ever-present force in the Vegas tournaments, though perhaps his most famous role came when his oft-times playing partner Sam Vaughn split the Hilton MDBJT $1M first prize with him. (See the interview with Sam Vaughn.)

    Fred's friendly presence at all these events will sure be missed by all who knew him.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2015
  2. Billy C

    Billy C Top Member

    Yes, I received this sad news yesterday. I think the first time I met Fred was at a Stardust tournament well over 20 years ago. What a nice fellow he was. His gruff voice certainly belied the true gentleman that he was. He suffered a stroke several years ago that slowed his mobility but he still maintained a good attitude and his pleasant ways throughout.
    Rest in Peace, Fred!

    Billy C

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