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. He won the World Transnational Teams in 2013 in Bali as a member of the Mark Gordon team. 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.