Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott Passes Away After Battle with Cancer

Dustin Gouker : April 6th, 2015


Poker legend Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott has died of cancer, according to a message posted on his Twitter account.

The message via social media apparently came via one of his eight children:

News had come out last week that the British poker player had been battling the late stages of colon cancer. He was 61.

Best known for his flamboyant style and his appearances on television, Ulliott had won titles at the World Series of Poker (1997) and on the World Poker Tour (2003). Ulliott tallied more than $6 million in live tournament earnings in his career, according to thehendonmob.com. His personality at live events and on televised poker helped him rise to fame, in appearances on the Late Night Poker television series, and at a pair of WPT final tables.

A few days before his death, he gave an interview to his local newspaper, The Hull Daily Mail.

Since learning of his illness, there have been calls for Ulliott to be inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame. Pros and fans around the world immediately shared their feelings upon his passing:

Photo by flipchip / LasVegasVegas.com user under license CC BY-SA 2.0.

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