March 2019

in the world of Cuban Cigars, former Hunters & Frankau director Simon Chase was a legend. He was considered one of the most knowledgable people when it came to fine Habanos cigars. He received the honorary title of Hombre de Habanos in 1998.

Simon Chase

Today he passed away, age 74 and is mourned by the complete cigar industry, who lost a valuable member and friend. We send thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

2 thoughts on “Simon Chase passes away

  1. I was fortunate to meet Simon Chase at the cigar festival in 2001 in Havana . The man was such an inspiring man with his unbelievable knowledge in the cigar world , but I was also in awe of such a gentleman. I only met him a few times since , and he always had time for me . I will never forget Simon and when I heard this tragic news it was such a shock . The man will always be a legend . RIP

  2. Very sad news indeed. Simon Chase was not only a wealth of information about Habanos cigars, he enthused that information to those around him with warmth and humour. He will be sorely missed. RIP.

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