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PokerListings Founder Andreas Oscarsson Shot Dead

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Aug/07/2009

Another tragedy in the poker world as reports have surfaced that PokerListings.com founder, Andreas Oscarsson was found shot dead in his native Sweden.  He was only 36.

"At this point, we do not have any details other than he was found dead in his bed on the morning of August 3rd. He had been shot," the PokerListings.com website reports.  PokerListings is one of the most recognized poker portals in the world.

Andreas left the operational side of PokerListings just over two years ago, shortly after the birth of his son, and had moved into an advisory role, drawing on his vast experience to lead the current team when needed.

Several relatives, including the 2-year-old boy, were in the house where the man was found dead on Tuesday afternoon, Thord Haraldsson, head of the police anti-crime unit in Trollhättan, told news agency TT. None of the man's family members are suspected of being involved in the murder, however.

The man moved to the United States ten years ago but originally came from Trollhättan and had been on holiday in Sweden when he was shot dead, Aftonbladet reports. He had planned to leave Sweden on Tuesday.

"A forensics investigation has been conducted at the scene and a preliminary investigation has indicated murder or manslaughter," said Robert Edh, commander of the police communication centre in Gothenburg.

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Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher 

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