After a valiant thirteen year battle with cancer, former Tough Enough winner Matt Cappotelli has passed away at the age of 38. The former OVW Heavyweight Champion died early this morning after discontinuing treatments for grade IV glioblastoma multiforme this past May. He is survived by his wife Lindsay Cappotelli who released the following statement via her personal Facebook account,
“I’ve been struggling with what to say and how to say this and I’ll probably end up rambling, but here goes. Today my love-my strong sweet beautiful love took his last breath at 3:30 am and went Home to be with Jesus….exactly one year after his brain surgery. You think you can be prepared for this when you know it’s coming, 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.”
On behalf of the entire team here at WrestleZone, we extend our most heartfelt condolences to Cappotelli’s friends and family.