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Stu Ungar

  • Original Name Stuart
  • Birth 8 Sep 1953 New York, USA
  • Death 22 Nov 1998 Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
  • Burial Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
  • Plot Resurrection Section, approx. 16 headstones East of large three cross monument.
  • Memorial ID 14852159

Professional Gambler. Considered to be one of the very best professional poker and gin rummy players of all time. The 2003 movie "High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story" was loosely based on his colorful life. He won numerous professional poker and gin rummy tournaments, including the 1980, 1981 and 1997 World Series of Poker. Ungar was found dead in a Las Vegas motel room. The medical examiner concluded that he had died of a heart condition brought on by his years of drug abuse.

Bio by: Brian H.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Brian H.
  • Added: 7 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14852159
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Stu Ungar (8 Sep 1953–22 Nov 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14852159, citing Palm Memorial Park, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .