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Latest Detailed Information On Chris Candido's Death


Partial Source: The Torch


We are receiving more information on the death of Chris Candido yesterday. Numerous people have told us he was eating dinner and suddenly collapsed.


Canddio had surgery on Monday evening after suffering a broken ankle Sunday at TNA's Lockdown PPV. TNA was paying for the surgery, where they inserted pins and needles inside his leg. Candido was released shortly after and arrived at the TNA Impact! tapings the next day to work.


Candido (in a wheelchair) managed The Naturals to a tag tam title victory on today's Impact!. Chris had also been very nervous on Sunday night but was happy to know that indy promoters were still planning to use him on their shows despite the injury.


We know he had been experiencing problems with vomiting since the surgery. There were problems getting pain medication as well because of years of drug abuse and the scars on his arms to show for it. Once doctors got clearance that he had cleaned up his life, he was given medication.


There is talk right now that his death may either be the result of a staph infection or a blood clot.


On behalf of everyone at this website, we want to send our condolences to the family and friends of Chris Candido. A truly great man who had cleaned up his life and was on a path to success. You will be missed.



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From TNAWrestling.com:


"TNA joins the entire wrestling world in mourning the untimely death of Chris Candido on Thursday."


Chris Candido's brother Johnny posted the following message on the USAProWrestling.net message board this evening:


"I find it only fitting you hear the truth from me about the death of my bestfriend, brother, and soulmate. Chris died tonight due to a blood clot brought on by complications with his surgery.


I just want to tell everyone that in their sorrow, find a way to be happy that he went out the way he wanted to...on top of the world, blonde, tan, and loving life up until the last minute. Every ounce of my brother loved this sport, and for him to go out 2 or 3 years ago wouldn't have been a fitting end to the life of such a determined, passionate, and benevolent human being.


I truly view my brother as an angel as will all who knew him. Thanks to everyone for all your positive press, Chris went out a happy man and will forever live on as the(one of) greatest of all time. He would have had it no other way."



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Hmm...name sounds familiar...did he wrestle in WCW at one point?



He wrestled in WCW for a little bit, he also was in WWE as Skip of the Bodydonnas, but he was most succesful in ECW and recently was catching on in TNA. It is really sad to see Chris go, he was always one of my favorite guys to watch and was one of the few reasons that I watched TNA, it sucks that we had to lose him at such a young age.



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I saw him a couple of months ago at an independent league house show... the doctors couldn't do anything? Was it just a bad reaction to the surgery?


Apparently, after the surgery, they wanted to give him some medication, but Candido refused it due to his history of drug abuse- he didn't want to get hooked again.

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