WWE star Matt Cappotelli succumbs to brain tumour, passes away at 38
Matt was first diagnosed with brain tumour in 2005 but his condition worsened and in May 2018 the wrestler stopped all medical intervention for the tumour.
World Wrestling Entertainment star Matt Cappotelli passed away on Saturday in Louisville, US after a year long battle with a malignant brain tumour. The news of the death of the wrestler who also won “Tough Enough III” was shared by his wife Lindsay in a Facebook post on a group dedicated to Matt.
According to reports by leading publications, Matt was first diagnosed with brain tumour in 2005, ending all hopes of a promising wrestling career. While the tumour was removed then, he had to undergo treatment over the years through screenings, but it only worsened in June 2017. The wrestler is said to have started experiencing severe headaches and seizures. However, it was found that a tumour had considerably grown since his last screening and a surgery was the only way to remove it. The surgeon could only remove 90 per cent of the tumour but it was also confirmed that he had Grade 4 Glioblastoma. He was last hospitalized in December 2017 and in May 2018, the wrestler stopped all medical intervention for the tumour.
Matt Cappotelli shot to fame after he won Tough Enough with John Hennigan before he went on to train at Ohio Valley Wrestling and also won the OVW Heavyweight Championship. The 38-year-old is survived by his wife Lindsay, who has been supporting him for more than decade in his battle with cancer.