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Shortly after being arrested for vehicle jacking, he's found dead in a prison cell in sao paulo.

http://www.graciemag.com/news/144/ARTICLE/8912/2007-12-15.html

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Post #1   12/15/07 8:33:42AM   

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damn man this is ****** up

Post #2   12/15/07 9:23:27AM   

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If he was in the cell by himself, like the article says, then the only thing I can think of that would have killed him is a drug overdose. It doesn't say that he hung himself or slashed his wrist, etc., it just says they "found him" dead in the cell.
This sucks.
My thought and prayers go out to the entire Gracie family.

Post #3   12/15/07 9:27:03AM   

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Post #4   12/15/07 9:45:51AM   

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That's shitty he was fun too watch. Who didn't see that coming though? Last I heard before this he got shot in the leg fighting with cops. They weren't ******* around when they called him the bad boy Gracie. He was like the Stu Ungar of MMA minus all the world championships. I'm gonna watch a few of his fights today though. Probably Bushido when he freaks out and stomps the guy out. Then the one where he freaks out on the ref and the ref apparently pisses him off enough to throw an armbar on the guy in the singlet. I allways held on to the hope that I'd get too see him in the ring again. Oh well life is nuts. RIP Ryan. Anyone who ever saw you fight will not forget you .

Post #5   12/15/07 9:58:58AM   

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this is messed up im waiting fro my details to make a assumption

Post #6   12/15/07 9:59:43AM   

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Posted by Branwest

If he was in the cell by himself, like the article says, then the only thing I can think of that would have killed him is a drug overdose. It doesn't say that he hung himself or slashed his wrist, etc., it just says they "found him" dead in the cell.
This sucks.
My thought and prayers go out to the entire Gracie family.




They wouldnt say they found him with his wrists slit etc even if they did...they tend to say "died unexectedly" or a euphemism like that. Also if he was willing to run via robbing first an elderly person then this guy for his bike i such a amateurish way...he must have been either willing to die to avoid jail or running from someone/something that could find him in jail.....either way the end result sucks. RIP Ryan and good luck to his family in dealing with this.

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to me these seems like a drug overdose.....robbing people like that, seems to me like possibly the drugs caused him to act that way, even might have caused him to take his own life....

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Wow, this is crazy.

There are so many possiblities for the death

Suicide
Drug overdose
Death by the police (tasering)


The reason why the cause of death was not published was because they don't know yet. However, I am skeptical even when it will be announced because I've heard that some of the police are pretty corrupt in Brazil, especially in a place like São Paulo.

Post #9   12/15/07 11:10:05AM   

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Yep, the cops are bent in SP. I have a very good friend from that city, and he aint no mouthy kid (he is actually about 50) and he attests that the cops are bad in SP, they are bad in all of Brazil. There is a lot of corruption and brutality, since everyone just looks the other way.

Ryan was a suspected criminal and as we know, had a real temper too. Never trust what they eventually tell you, for all we know, he might got mouthy and then been beaten to death in his cell. We will never know the truth - if the police killed him, it will be covered up, so sadly whatever cause of death the coroner states may not have been his reason for leaving this earth.

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Damn. What a shame.

Post #11   12/15/07 12:15:55PM   

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Damn, RIP, I just read about this before coming here. A sad day for mma.

Post #12   12/15/07 12:24:17PM   

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Really sad. Ryan wasn't always the nicest of guys but he was a fierce competitor and it's a shame to see him go out like this. RIP Ryan.

Post #13   12/15/07 12:37:39PM   

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Posted by Rush

Wow, this is crazy.

There are so many possiblities for the death

Suicide
Drug overdose
Death by the police (tasering)


The reason why the cause of death was not published was because they don't know yet. However, I am skeptical even when it will be announced because I've heard that some of the police are pretty corrupt in Brazil, especially in a place like São Paulo.



I think it will be shown he died from the beating he took with the helmets.

Post #14   12/15/07 1:16:06PM   

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The first article said he was hit in thte head with motorcycle helmets, that could have given him a slow bleed in his brain. Hell it could of even been a brain tumor, they are none to make people do crazy things and could result in death. More realisticly would be drugs but, it sure is a shame. I hope he finds peace now rip ryan gracie

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