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Aleksey Vayner, former Yale student whose douchey resume video went viral, dead at 29

A Yale student who catapulted to Internet fame for a video resume he sent to a prospective employer has died at his home in Queens, New York, according to reports. Aleksey Vayner died at the age of 29, according to the New York City Medical Examiner. A spokesman for the medical examiner told Ivygate that a man matching Vayner's description under the name of Alex Stone died on the morning of Jan. 19. She said the cause of death was still unknown. Vayner had changed his name to Alex Stone after the video resume he sent to UBS for an investment banking job in 2006 went viral online. In the video, titled 'Impossible is Nothing,' a gravely serious Vayner attempts to prove his mental and physical fitness by talking about the meaning of success while lifting 495-pound weights, smacking tennis balls faster than 140 miles per hour, ball-dancing with a scantily-clad woman and breaking seven bricks with his hand. 'Ignore the losers, bring your A-game, your determination and your drive to the field, and the success will follow you,' he says in the video. The video was forwarded around Wall Street and quickly went viral. The New York Times called it 'The Resume Mocked 'Round the World,' and Vayner told the newspaper that he thought he might never get a job in the financial industry as a result of the video's popularity. While the video became the laughing stock of Wall Street, Vayner said he was not amused. 'He said he feels like a victim,' the Times reported in October 2006, three months after the video was recorded. 'The job materials that were leaked and posted for public view included detailed information about him that allowed strangers to scrutinize and harass him, he said.' Vayner is listed online as the manager of a company called Ultimate Success Systems, LLC, and a nonprofit called 'Empower a Child,' and he has maintained a YouTube channel where he posts videos of himself performing athletic feats, such as punching through a block of wood and cracking bricks with his palm. Former Yale student seeking finance job with infamous 'Impossible Is Nothing' video resume is reported dead at age 29 By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:00 EST, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 17:51 EST, 24 January 2013 * Comments (20) * Share * o o o Aleksey Vayner, the very determined Yale student with the infamous video resume, died this weekend, according to reports Aleksey Vayner, the very determined Yale student with the infamous video resume, died this weekend, according to reports A Yale student who catapulted to Internet fame for a video resume he sent to a prospective employer has died at his home in Queens, New York, according to reports. Aleksey Vayner died at the age of 29, according to the New York City Medical Examiner. A spokesman for the medical examiner told Ivygate that a man matching Vayner's description under the name of Alex Stone died on the morning of Jan. 19. She said the cause of death was still unknown. Vayner had changed his name to Alex Stone after the video resume he sent to UBS for an investment banking job in 2006 went viral online. In the video, titled 'Impossible is Nothing,' a gravely serious Vayner attempts to prove his mental and physical fitness by talking about the meaning of success while lifting 495-pound weights, smacking tennis balls faster than 140 miles per hour, ball-dancing with a scantily-clad woman and breaking seven bricks with his hand. 'Ignore the losers, bring your A-game, your determination and your drive to the field, and the success will follow you,' he says in the video. The video was forwarded around Wall Street and quickly went viral. The New York Times called it 'The Resume Mocked 'Round the World,' and Vayner told the newspaper that he thought he might never get a job in the financial industry as a result of the video's popularity. While the video became the laughing stock of Wall Street, Vayner said he was not amused. (cont.)

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