Last night Ryan Villopoto announced the sudden death of his father. Our thoughts are with Ryan and his family at this terribly sad time.

“This world we live in is a giving place but at the same time it can be cruel,” he wrote on Instagram. “I spent the last six weeks with my dad day in and day out working and training for the upcoming races overseas. For the first time in a long time it was real again, like when I as young. But yesterday god called him home with a massive heart attack. Words can not express the depth of my emotion. He was a great man and an even better father. He’s with the lord now so I know he’s in great hands. . Love you Dad! You will be sorely missed by all. #youmadewhoiamtoday

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