Who was George Sansouci?
George Sansouci, also known as “Ginky”, was a professional pool player from New York City. He was born on August 8, 1971, and started his career as a player in Chelsea Billiards. He was a member of the International Pool Tour, and won several titles, including the National Straight Pool Championship, the BCA Nine-Ball Championship, and the Derby City Classic Nine-Ball. He was also named Rookie of the Year by Billiards Digest in 1995.
How did he die?
George Sansouci’s cause of death is still unknown. He passed away on March 8, 2011, at the age of 39. However, no further details were given about the circumstances of his death or the possible medical conditions that led to it. His family and friends have not commented publicly on the matter, and no official statement has been issued by the authorities.
What were the challenges he faced?
George Sansouci’s life was not without difficulties. He suffered a number of injuries during his career that affected his competitive play. He retired in 2002 because of a neck injury that required surgery. He then broke his left wrist in a car accident in 2004 and re-fractured it in another more serious car accident in 2009, which also left his wife severely burnt. Since his first neck injury, Sansouci was battling addiction to pain killers and alcohol.
What is his legacy?
George Sansouci’s death is a tragic loss for the pool world and his loved ones. He was a talented and prolific player, who inspired many with his achievements and personality. He was also a generous and compassionate person, who cared deeply about people and social issues.
As his family wrote on his Instagram page, “He was the kind of person that would kneel down and talk to children at eye level, he searched for the lonely person in the corner and made them feel special as he had such a gift of connecting with people.