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Tragedy on the Polo Fields Takes the Life of A Prominent Physician

Santa Barbara- A prominent, and well respected Beverly Hills physician and Santa Barbara polo player has died. Forty-four-year old, Dr. Steven Sadler was involved in an accident last Saturday during a practice session at the Santa Barbara Polo Club. Sadler fell off his horse, causing severe injury to his neck and brain, and was rushed to Cottage Hospital, where he was placed on life support, and died early Thursday morning. The anesthesiologist had a clear passion for the sport of polo, traveling to Santa Barbara nearly every weekend to play. Those who knew him describe him as loyal, full of life, and passionate. He was actively involved with supporting cancer research through his mother’s foundation, The Persian American Cancer Institute. As an Iranian American, his loss is especially felt in his community and beyond. Dr. Steven Sadler is survived by both his parents, Dr. Charles and Hoori Sadler, as well as his extended family– whom he shared a very close relationship with. His memorial service will be held next Saturday, July 21st in Los Angeles. Saturday, July 21, 20122 to 4 p.m.The IMAN Cultural Center3376 Motor Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90034KEY News Reporter Shirin Rajaee has the full report.

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