Breaking News: Poker Legend Amarillo Slim on Deathbed

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Ace King
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One of the greatest poker icons ever, Amarillo Slim, was reportedly in a hospice late Monday evening, April 16, 2012, clinging to life.

Amarillo Slim, whose real name is Thomas Austin Preston, Jr., is 83 years old.

Below is one of Amarillo Slim's last interviews from the 2008 WSOP....

Preston won the main event at the 1972 World Series of Poker and was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 1992.

Preston has four World Series of Poker bracelets with his most recent win in 1990.

In May 2003, Preston published his autobiography Amarillo Slim in a World Full of Fat People, where he wrote of playing poker with the likes of Presidents Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson along with Larry Flynt.  A film based on the book is reportedly in development and will star Nicholas Cage. 

Amarillo Slim was the victim of three armed robberies during the last decade.

Below is one of Amarillo Slim's last interviews from the 2008 WSOP....

- Ace King,

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