The poker world mourns after the death of famous poker player Amir Vahedi on January 8th, 2009.
Amir Vahedi died at the age of 46 due to complications of his diabetes and will be missed by many. He was born in Tehran, Iran, and began his poker career in 1997, cashing his first event in 2000. Amir was awarded with the honor of being named No limit Texas Holdem player of the year in 2001. He won his first WSOP bracelet in a May 2003 event. Only two weeks later, Amir Vahedi cashed in sixth place in the World Series of Poker Main Event.