The former WWE star Matt Cappotelli has died at the age of 38 after a battle with cancer.
The former WWE star Matt Cappotelli died on Friday after a battle with cancer, his wife announced. He was 38.
Lindsay Cappotelli made the announcement on Facebook noting her husband died “exactly a year after his brain surgery.”
“Today is my love-my strong, sweet, beautiful love-took his last breath at 3:30 pm and went Home to be with Jesus just a year after his brain surgery,” she wrote.
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“You think you can be prepared if you know that it’s going to come, but you just can’t. The only person whose comfort I want now is the one who can’t give it to me. I miss him so much. I know where he is now is so much better, but it doesn’t change how much I miss him,” she continued.
Lindsay Cappotelli wrote in a blog that her husband underwent surgery to remove the tumor, but doctors found he had Glioblastoma.
WWE is saddened to learn that Matt Cappotelli, a promising Superstar who was a co-winner of the WWE tough Enough III, died on Friday at the age of 38. https://t.co/MCuoAHBkt6
— WWE (@WWE) June 30, 2018
“Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord,” according to the Mayo Clinic. “Glioblastoma is of cells called astrocytes that support nerve cells.”
The WWE also announced the death of the former co-winner of the WWE tough Enough III.
“WWE is saddened to learn that Matt Cappotelli, a promising Superstar who was a co-winner of the WWE tough Enough III, died on Friday at the age of 38,” the WWE tweeted.
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The WWE said Matt Cappotelli, a former Western Michigan University football player, rose quickly in the WWE, after his win in the reality of the competition. Matt Cappotelli went on to train in Ohio Valley Wrestling, WWE then, a development system, but it was shortly after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2006. He survived the battle but the cancer returned in 2017.
“Life is the most precious gift that is given to us,” Matt Cappotelli told the WWE in 2017 of his diagnosis of cancer. “If I inspire others to not give up on the life they have been blessed to have, that is what I am trying to spread hope.”
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