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A GoFundMe Has Been Started To Benefit Kamala’s Family After Passing

The wrestling world is still reeling amid hearing the passing of the legendary Kamala and friends of his family are looking to help in any way possible.

The 70-year old star, whose real name is James Harris, passed away yesterday evening after his wife told Bleacher Report’s Jason King that her husband tested positive for COVID-19. Mrs. Harris said that on Wednesday he was hospitalized. Yesterday morning, he seemed fine and acted in good spirits yesterday, but went into cardiac arrest that afternoon.

King has since started up a GoFundMe to benefit Harris’ family who notes that Kamala’s wife, Emmer Jean, quit her job to serve as his primary caretaker after he lost his legs.

“To millions of people across the world, Kamala the Ugandan Giant was a wrestling icon who entertained fans for three decades,” wrote on the page. “The image of Kamala slapping his belly after one of his trademark chops or body-slams will forever be etched in our memory. To so many others, though, Kamala was simply James Harris, a good ol’ southerner from Mississippi who loved his wife, long truck rides, crab legs, singing … and, most of all, laughing. James was one of the kindest, most gentle souls on this earth, and he was taken from us way too soon when he passed Aug. 9 from complications from diabetes.”

“Because James brought so much joy to so many of us, let’s repay the favor and give something back. Along with funeral expenses, this fundraiser will help his wife, Emmer Jean, get back on her feet after a taxing 10 years, as she was forced to quit her job to care for James full time after he lost both of his legs to diabetes. Emmer Jean is a true warrior who stood by her husband’s side until the very end. Let’s honor Kamala – let’s honor JAMES – and give her some help.”

If you’d like help out Emmer Jean during this time, you can DONATE HERE.

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