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08-15-2011, 09:41 PM
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Police Find Rick Rypien Dead in his Alberta Home

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Police confirm former Vancouver Canucks tough guy Rick Rypien has been found dead in his Alberta home. More to come.

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R.I.P Rick Rypien, I love you so much and will miss you more than anything!


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Man, thats horrible.

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they cite radio in Van as saying it was suicide. I know he had some off-ice issues last year... man, that's tough. RIP Rick.

Does anyone know, is he related to Mark Rypien the QB?

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Originally Posted by KingsFanInRI View Post

Does anyone know, is he related to Mark Rypien the QB?
I believe ex-Redskin QB Mark Rypien is Rick's uncle.


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aw man that's horrible

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Wow that's wild. Rip Rypien.

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So Rypien isn't trending on Twitter, but bacon is...

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Those two Wild fans are probably celebrating right now.

Too bad that he passed, but I guess everyone has to go sometime.

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I hope it's not painkillers again.

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The league's tough guys aren't faring so well in recent days.

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Was shocked when I saw this light up my twitter. He was good at what he did, but definitely had some off-ice issues that maybe got in the way of his game. Still sad to see someone younger than me die, especially by taking their own life.

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Wow. Came home from class to find out. RIP to one tough SOB. Hope it wasn't suicide. Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends at this time.

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Holy crap!...rip dude!

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Rypien vs Clune, Apr 23 '10

He was battling depression, and the initial reports that his death was "not suspicious" gave an ominous clue as to the cause, which was subsequently reported by Vancouver's News 1130 radio as suicide.

Just terrible. Rest easy, man

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RIP, my sympathies and best wishes to the family.

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Wow, how sad. RIP Rypien.

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Ouch thats horrible.. R.I.P Rypien.

**** you flowerhat Aunt's. As soon as they began to complain fights encofers starts to die. Rypien, Boogie man, Gavanagh... Argh.

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How I would love to be 27 and playing in the NHL. I have what they call winter depression last about 2 to 3 months. I have had it since I was a kid but never thought it was anything until my older brother brought it up. He joked with me a few years ago and said maybe its just being a Kings fan that makes you depressed. My heart goes out to the kid and his family but as hard as it is for his family I believe 100% that he is now finally resting in peace.

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I Was Talking To Rypiens Relative That Day!

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Wow, how sad. RIP Rypien.
It was really ironic that I was talking to Rick Rypien's relative that day(Monday). Rypiens relative lives across the street from me. We were talking about how their boy (who's also a Rypien) is getting a try-out with Seattle Thunderbirds and would be in Seattle on the Tuesday. It is very sad whenever there is a loss of life! And he had just signed to play for the Winnipeg Jets II for 2011-12 season.

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Death happens to all of us; for some it comes sooner, others later. Sometimes it's by our own hand and sometimes out of our control. Life can end in an instant, which is why this is a good time to remember to enjoy our lives to the fullest.

I'm sorry Rypien battled with depression. I hope, if anything, he was able to find some enjoyment in his life while playing hockey.

Best wishes to his friends and family.

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