WSOP Champion Ryan Young Dies in Car Accident

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2012. July 31.
We are saddened to inform you, young 2007 WSOP $1,500 NLHE champion Ryan Young passed away in a car accident yesterday, on 30 July.
A number of poker pros, including Daniel Negranu, have tweeted that Ryan Young died in a car accident on 30 July, the doctors unable to save his life.

Ryan Young
Ryan Young

Young has participated in live events since 2005 and achieved his greatest success two years later, winning one of the WSOP $1,500 NLHE events for $615,955. In 2008, he took down the Wynn Classic $10,000 NLHE tournament for $355,020. His total live tourney winnings are $1,676,043.

Young entered this year’s WSOP as well and finished ITM in three events. These were his last registered results.

The young player was considered an open, friendly person by his fellow players. Some of the pros tweeting about him include:

Daniel Negreanu: “Really sad news: Poker Pro Ryan Young passed away today. Kid was a character, played with him in the main event this year. RIP Ryan... A real loss for the poker world. Ryan Young was interesting, charismatic, a talker, aggressive, and exciting to watch. I liked him.”

Matt Savage: “So sad to hear about Ryan Young, he was ALWAYS a pleasure to have at my events.”

Vanessa Selbst: “I'm also incredibly sad about Ryan Young's passing. He was a treat to play with---such a vibrant, good-natured kid. Too young for that. RIP.”

He will always be remembered in the poker community.

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