A FAMILY has paid tribute to “a wonderful young man”.
Ryan Coupland, who would have been 31 today, died tragically at his home in Holmfirth.
He had suffered an epileptic seizure during his sleep.
Ryan suffered from birth with autism and had Savant Syndrome, which meant he had a special ability with numbers.
His sister Caroline said: “He loved meeting anyone and everyone and would be able to tell what day of the week on which they were born simply from their birth date.
“It amazed everyone.”
Ryan was diagnosed with the condition shortly after his birth in the former Princess Royal Maternity Hospital at Greenhead in Huddersfield.
But he lived a full and varied life, according to his family.
He attended Lydgate School in New Mill until he was 16 and then had two years at Dewsbury College.
He later attended sessions at the former Briar Court in Lindley before moving to the day activities centre at Highfields.