“Curling’s bearded fan” has died, according to Saskatchewan’s curling organization, CurlSask. Hans Madsen was from Yorkton, Sask., but was recognizable across the country thanks to his colourful wigs and dyed beard. The curling fan and his wife would travel to almost every major curling event possible to cheer on teams. Madsen showed up at Grand Slam events, Briers, Scotties and world championships. On Thursday, CurlSask confirmed to CBC News that Madsen had died after a long battle with cancer.