After struggling with cancer, Matt Cappotelli, formerly a WWE wrestler, passed away at age 38. Lindsay Cappotelli made the announcement on Facebook and said that her husband passed away “one year after his brain surgery.”
Lindsay said her man took his “last breath at 3:30 am,” and “went Home to be with Jesus.” Cappotelli added that it’s impossible to prepare for something as devastating as the loss of a loved one.
The widow of the WWE alum said the only person capable of giving her comfort is the one that no longer can. According to Lindsay, when doctors performed a surgery on him to remove a tumor, they found he had Glioblastoma.
Mayo Clinic writes that Glioblastoma is a virulent form of cancer typically occurring in the brain or in the spinal cord. The Twitter account for WWE also commemorated Lindsay’s loss, writing that they are “saddened” to learn he had died.
WWE is saddened to learn that Matt Cappotelli, a promising Superstar who was a co-winner of WWE Tough Enough III, passed away Friday at age 38. https://t.co/MCuoAHBkt6
— WWE (@WWE) June 30, 2018
According to a spokesman for the WWE, Matt Cappotelli, formerly a football player at Western Michigan University, quickly became a star after he acquired a victory in one of their reality competitions.
Matt trained in the Ohio Valley Wrestling division, formerly their wrestler-training operation, but doctors diagnosed him with brain cancer back in 2006. He fought the battle hard but then it came back in 2017 with a vengeance.
Matt Cappotelli, during an interview with a spokesperson for the WWE, said life “was the most precious gift.” His goal was to inspire others not to give up hope, and to continue enjoying their life.
As you may know, Matt isn’t the only wrestler to pass away this year. Big Van Vader, regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight wrestlers of all time especially in Japan, died after battling with a severe case of pneumonia. His son revealed the tragic news on social media; he was 63-years-old.