Daniel Negreanu Passes Away
Dan was a wonderful son, brother, father, grandfather and friend to everyone he interacted with and will be sorely missed by everyone he knew. Born in Olympia WA and graduating from North Mason High School; music enthusiast teaching guitar for four years at his own studio specializing in metal but appreciating all genres;
Early Life and Education
Daniel was raised in San Francisco and enjoyed reading. He disliked books that had too much happiness; those that ended with a sweet ending would quickly fall by the wayside, favoring books with darker themes instead.
After graduating high school, Dan attended UC Berkeley and majored in political science and history; additionally he demonstrated exceptional writing talent by penning several short stories.
Settle made her Broadway debut with the musical Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in 2011 where she earned nominatons for an Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award. Additionally she performed off-Broadway in Hands on a Hardbody; TheatreMania wrote of Settle as “an impressive force of nature as Norma with an enormous gospel range that hits harder than chigger bite.” Since then Settle has continued appearing both live onstage as well as appearing in films or on television programs.
Achievement and Honors
Dan was an incredible son, brother, father, grandfather and friend to everyone he knew. Always there when needed with an infectious laugh or joke in hand he will be deeply missed by his girlfriend Tena Blake, daughter Alexes Bornstein and grandchildren Levi and Noa Bornstein as well as Diane Kenny Settle (Parents), Cary Settle (Stepfather), brother Dustin Settle (Stepfather), Christina Davis (sister) as well as many extended family members he attended Nathan Hale High School.
Daniel became well-known across his region and beyond for his healing miracles during his 33 year standing on a column, as well as being active church figure involved in Byzantine politics of the fifth century.
Early on in his life he vowed his devotion to God, petitioning the abbot of a monastery to allow him to reside there despite being so young. Inspired by Simeon the Stilite’s life and legacy, he felt called to follow in his footsteps. After nine years he experienced a vision in which two men asked him to take Simeon’s place on his pillar; this further solidified his resolve not to leave. When his time came he died from natural causes with his last words being: “dust thou art and unto dust shall thou return” (Dawes & Baynes). He was laid to rest atop of his column (Dawes & Baynes page 133) before being interred on top.
As a professional poker player, Daniel Negreanu has amassed an impressive fortune. Known as one of the premier players worldwide, he has won six WSOP bracelets over time and stands as a testament to his prowess in this arena.
He is a generous philanthropist who gives back to various organizations, having come out as bisexual in 2017 and advocating for gay rights.
He currently resides in a $1.7 million house located within a gated 16-house community of Phoenix, Arizona that features five bedrooms and an inground swimming pool. Together with Brie Bella he also owns a $2.5 million mansion in Los Angeles which they jointly occupy; furthermore he boasts an extensive collection of sports memorabilia and cars; with earnings generated through acting and book sales also contributing significantly to his net worth.