Michael Seamon was recently found dead in his Boca Raton FL home. He was 57 years old.

A much admired professional player, Seamon won 16 North American titles between 1992 and 2014. He had 10 second-place finishes as well. Many of his championships in recent years were won in partnership with Jimmy Cayne. Last year, Seamon was part of the Mixed Team that represented the U.S. at the World Bridge Games in Wroclaw, Poland.

A Grand Life Master, Seamon recently surpassed 50,000 masterpoints, and sits seventh on ACBL’s all-time top 500 list.

He was a part of one of the game’s great dynasties: the south-Florida family includes father Billy (popular club owner, five NABC titles; d. 1992), mother Rita (teacher, one NABC title), sister Janice Seamon-Molson (18 championships) and aunt Edith Kemp Freilich (Hall of Fame, 28 championship titles; d. 2011).

A full obituary will appear in the March Bridge Bulletin.