WWE star Matt Cappotelli dies at 38

The wrestling world has lost one of its stars following Matt Cappotelli’s long battle with terminal cancer.

Cappotelli was aged just 38.

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Known for his victorious appearance on the WWE reality show Tough Enough, Cappotelli’s wife Lindsay confirmed his death yesterday (June 29) by sharing a black and white photo of the two together on Instagram.

She wrote in the caption: “Today my love-my strong, sweet, beautiful love-took his last breath at 3:30 a.m. 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 who’s comfort I want right now is the one who can’t give it to me….I miss him so much already. I know where he is now is so much better, but it doesn’t change how much I miss him. It’s so much harder than I even thought it would be. #graceisgreater.”

Back in 2005, the wrestler was diagnosed with his first brain tumor, although this led to a recovery two years later.

Ten years after his recovery, Cappotelli was told by doctors that he had a grade four glioblastoma tumor. Full removal of the tumor was impossible and his cancer was sadly deemed terminal.

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Cappotelli’s death comes amid a number of sad deaths in the entertainment world over the past few months after the sad losses of rock band drummer Vinnie Paul, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, actor Verne Troyer, Joe Jackson and TV presenter Dale Winton.