Poker Mourns the Loss of a Rising Female Star
The poker community is in shock this morning after news spread of the death of one of the United Kingdom’s brightest rising stars.
Emma Fryer was in the Czech Republic for the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe festival when the car she was travelling in was in an accident. Although details of the accident are scarce, news quickly spread on social media that Fryer had tragically lost her life, with poker players and friends posting tributes on Facebook.
The sad news was made even worse by the fact Fryer leaves behind a partner, Gary, and two daughters, Gemma and Jess. Gemma recently got married and her mother was a very proud woman.
Unibet ambassador Daiva “Baltic Blonde” Byrne wrote: “My heart breaks to hear the tragic news regarding Emma Fryer. She was such a wonderful person and an amazing player,” while British grinder Matt Davenport said: “RIP Emma Fryer. Can’t believe I’m writing that after chatting to her last night. She was so looking forward to playing in the biggest tourney of her life today. The rest of the trip is going to be a very sombre one indeed.”
Several other poker players praised Fryer for her flying of the flag for female poker players, something she did tirelessly because she loved playing poker.
Fryer was a regular fixture in live poker tournaments in and around Nottingham and had cashes dating back to June 2011. Many who knew Fryer believed 2017 was set to be her breakout year especially after she finished third in the Oct. 5 edition of the DTD 1000 for £47,500 and followed that up a week later with a runner-up finish in the Genting Poker Series Mini Sheffield for £7,000.
Everyone at PokerNews offers their condolences to Emma Fryer’s family and friends at this devastating time.