His death was announced on Twitter by Linda Johnson, a member of the Hall of Fame who has previously stated that she is authorized to speak on his behalf. The cause was cancer, she said.
Sexton helped explain poker to people on the WPT broadcast amid the rise of Chris Moneymaker in the mid-to-late 2000s. He appeared on WPT Broadcast from his 2003 debut to 2017.
He later served as the president of the online poker site.
According to the Hendon Mob Poker database, Saxon was also an accomplished player, earning over $ 6.7 million for the live tournament. He won a World Series of Poker Bracelet in 1989 and made several other final table appearances.
She also worked on the other side of WPT cameras, winning the WPT event in Montreal in 2016.
Sexton was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2009.