We are very sad and shocked to confirm that Andreas Oscarsson, founder of PokerListings.com, has tragically passed away while visiting his childhood home in Sweden.
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.
For all of us who began building PokerListings with Andreas several years ago, he was a close friend and we will miss him dearly.
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.
Andreas Oscarsson, Warm and Loving Father
He was a great source of inspiration and energy to anyone he encountered - at least if you were on the same side of the fence (for those on the other side of the fence, he was a tough negotiator and a worthy, highly respected opponent).
Andreas was a very generous person to those close to him, a brilliant internet marketing guru and a savvy business entrepreneur - always looking to break new ground, and break new records.
He was a true pioneer within the industry; his vision with PokerListings.com was to build a world-leading online gambling company. We shall not let him down, and will bring his vision all the way to the finish line in honor of his memory - you can take that to the bank.
Those of us who knew him well would say that most of all he was a warm and loving father. Our thoughts and condolences go out to Andreas' son, family & friends.
Andreas, we will forever miss you.
The PokerListings.com Team