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sport news Tributes pour in for Virgil after WWE star's death at age 61, as Marc Mero and ... trends now
sport news Tributes pour in for Virgil after WWE star's death at age 61, as Marc Mero and ... trends now

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Virgil, whose real name was Michael Jones, died peacefully at hospital, Tuesday He suffered 'several strokes' a few weeks earlier as he long battled for his health  DailyMail.com provides all the latest international sports news 

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Tributes have poured in for WWE star Virgil after he died at the age of 61 on Tuesday. 

Virgil, whose real name was Michael Jones, died peacefully at hospital a few weeks after having suffered 'several strokes,' a WWE spokesperson told DailyMail.com. 

An icon in wrestling, Virgil is best remembered for his eight-year tenure in the WWF, primarily as Ted DiBiaise's personal assistant and bodyguard. He had been diagnosed with dementia in April 2022 before being diagnosed with stage two colon cancer, a month later.

His death was announced on Facebook by wrestling referee Mark Charles III.

Reacting to the sad news, WWE's official X account tweeted: 'WWE is saddened to learn that Michael Jones, known to WWE fans as Virgil, has passed away. WWE extends its condolences to Jones' family, friends, and fans.

Former wrestlers and celebrity WWE fans have shared their condolences to Virgil's family after the 61-year-old's death on Tuesday

Former wrestlers and celebrity WWE fans have shared their condolences to Virgil's family after the 61-year-old's death on Tuesday 

Virgil was best known for his eight-year tenure in the WWF primarily as Ted DiBiaise's personal assistant

Virgil was best known for his eight-year tenure in the WWF primarily as Ted DiBiaise's personal assistant

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