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Wrestling News: Hardcore Legend Gypsy Joe passes away

Adithya Pai
3.04K   //    17 Jun 2016, 17:30 IST
Gypsy Joe, the hardcore wrestling master

Pro-Wrestling hardcore legend Gypsy Joe has died due to a heart attack. The hardcore wrestler was known for his stint with the WWWF, Ring of Honor, CZW and more. Joe is a veteran of wrestling with a career spanning more than 50 years. Outside the ring to his friends and family, he is known as Gilberto Melendez, which is his real name.

The pro-wrestling world is saddened by the news and has been tweeting it’s condolences. 

Gypsy’s son said the following on the squared circle reddit post -

"My heart is heavy as I type this post. My dad desperately wanted to be involved and back around the wrestling community in some capacity. He poured his entire life into the sport. If any of you loved true wrestling ( before the big markets took over and it became a soap opera ) you would recognize him as Gypsy Joe.

Some of you know he has struggled with his health since 2012. On June 4th he was taken to Centennial ER,shortly after that he was admitted to ICU . Yesterday he started his final battle and at 12:55 am this morning he went peacefully to be with the Lord.

Dad your chains are broke and you have been set free."

Our thoughts and condolences go out to Gypsy Joe’s family and friends

Adithya Pai
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