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Poker Pro Johannes Strassmann Dead At 29

German Apparently Died In Drowning Accident In Slovenia


Poker pro Johannes Strassmann has died at the age of 29, according to multiple reports. The German died in a drowning accident, according to a Facebook group dedicated to him.

Strassmann had been missing since June 21, and a search ensued to try to locate him in Ljubljana, Slovenia. On Friday, authorities found his body next to the Ljublianica River. The time of death was determined to be around midnight on Saturday, June 21.

“Johannes was not involved in an illegal poker game,” a person in the Facebook group wrote. “He was just visiting some old friends here in Ljubljana. Everything was just fine until this accident.”

A Slovenian police officer confirmed the incident to PokerNews.

According to the authorities, lab tests are still being run.

It’s unclear how or why Strassmann ended up in the water. No foul play is suspected.