Linhart, was stricken during the MABC New Year's Regional in Charleston. He was 72.
Formerly of New York City and Florida, Linhart was living in Raleigh NC at the time of his death.
He was a member of the winning squad in the 1975 Mixed Board-a-Match Teams, playing with Helen Utegaard, Nancy Gruver and Gerald Caravelli.
He was on the runner-up squad in the Senior Knockout Teams in 1997.
He had nearly 21,000 masterpoints and he is one of 100 Lifetime Top 100 MP Holders.