[TNA] Chris Candido Dies Thursday Night at 33


1Wrestling.com co-owner and TNA executive Bob Ryder posted the following story a few minutes ago:

By: Bob Ryder
4/29/2005 12:31:56 AM

Chris Candido passed away Thursday night after collapsing earlier in the evening and being rushed to a hospital by ambulance. The cause of death is unknown at this time.

Candido had suffered a serious ankle injury at the Lockdown pay-per-view on Sunday and had surgery to repair the injury on Monday evening. Candido appeared at TNA’s iMPACT taping on Tuesday night in Orlando just hours after being released from the hospital.

The news comes as an absolute shock to all of us who have worked with Chris in recent months. On behalf of everyone at 1wrestling.com, our thoughts and prayers are with Tammy and his family and friends.

We at InsidePulse Wrestling would also like to express our sorrow to Chris Candido’s family and other loved ones. For a past story on Candido’s recent surgery, click here, and for notes on his appearance at this week’s TNA iMPACT! tapings (spoilers) click here. You may post your thoughts on Candido’s passing on our forums or at TheWrestlingBlog. We’ll have more on this tragic story when it is available.

Credit: 1Wrestling.com

Matthew Michaels is editor emeritus of Pulse Wrestling, and has been since the site launched.