Benoit Update: Funeral Plans, JBL Comments, More

Ryan Clark


John Bradshaw Layfield recently posted a blog on the WWE website regarding on the Benoit family tragedy. The following is JBL’s blog: I want to say my thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the horrific events that happened this past weekend with the Benoit family. I have never been this close to a tragedy of this scale, and still have no understanding how this incomprehensible thing could have happened. I knew the family well, and I donĂ¢<80><99>t want to add my speculation to what happened. I just want to say, I wish it never had, I think it is deplorable and my heart is broken that it did.

“Superstar” Billy Graham and Debra Williams (the ex-wife of Steve Austin) will be appearing on tonight’s “Hannity and Colmes,” which airs live at 9PM at FOX. “On The Record With Greta Van Susteren” on FOX at 10PM ET will also being covering the latest developments in the Benoit story. Long time wrestling journalist Bill Apter will be on the Fox News Channel on Friday during the noon ET hour.

The Associated Press – ATLANTA — A private memorial service will be held for professional wrestler Chris Benoit in Canada, and services for his wife and son probably will be in Daytona Beach, Fla., Benoit’s father said Thursday. Authorities say Benoit killed his wife, Nancy, and 7-year-old Daniel over the weekend before taking his own life. Their bodies were found on Monday at their suburban Atlanta home. “We have no understanding why it happened. It’s going to take us a long time to come to terms with this, and we may never come to terms with it,” Michael Benoit of Ardrossan, Alberta, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Nancy Benoit’s parents, Paul and Maureen Toffoloni, live in Daytona Beach, he said. The Carl J. Mowell and Sons Funeral Home in Fayette County expected the bodies to be released from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation medical examiner on Friday, said Bee Huddleston of the funeral home. Huddleston said the plan was for the mother and child to be cremated in Georgia, with a service in Florida “at a later date.”

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