“TNA joins the entire wrestling world in mourning the untimely death of Chris Candido on Thursday.”
Chris Candido’s brother Johnny posted the following message on the USAProWrestling.net message board this evening:
“I find it only fitting you hear the truth from me about the death of my bestfriend, brother, and soulmate. Chris died tonight due to a blood clot brought on by complications with his surgery.
I just want to tell everyone that in their sorrow, find a way to be happy that he went out the way he wanted to…on top of the world, blonde, tan, and loving life up until the last minute. Every ounce of my brother loved this sport, and for him to go out 2 or 3 years ago wouldn’t have been a fitting end to the life of such a determined, passionate, and benevolent human being.
I truly view my brother as an angel as will all who knew him. Thanks to everyone for all your positive press, Chris went out a happy man and will forever live on as the(one of) greatest of all time. He would have had it no other way.”