We are saddened to report that the father of Ryan Villopoto, Dan Villopoto, passed away yesterday from a massive heart attack. Ryan Villopoto released this statement today about his father via instagram.

“This world we live in is a giving place but at the same time it can be cruel. 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”

Our deepest condelances go out to Ryan and all of Dan’s friends and family. You can see Ryan’s full heartfelt Instagram post below.