Pro wrestler dead at 39 after triple amputation

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The wrestling satellite is successful mourning aft the decease of erstwhile pro wrestling champion Jimmy Rave, conscionable months aft a triple amputation.

Rave, whose existent sanction was James Michael Guffey, had been surviving successful Philadelphia astatine the clip of his passing and was conscionable 39.

He started his pro wrestling vocation successful 1999 earlier becoming a two-time National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) inferior heavyweight champion.

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Rave besides made appearances for Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling and Ring of Honour arsenic good arsenic the WWE-produced Sunday Night Heat.

Jimmy Rave pictured during the highest of his wrestling vocation successful the 2000s (Twitter)

Rave's decease was confirmed by his cause Bill Behrens, who touched connected his client's struggles successful his last years.

"James had been struggling with cause addiction for galore years," Rave's agent, Bill Behrens, said successful a statement written with assistance from the wrestler's daughter, Kailah Guffey.

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"His struggles resulted successful the amputation of his limb and, later, some of his legs."

After having occupation walking, Rave had visited a surgeon earlier this twelvemonth earlier it was determined that helium needed some legs amputated successful October.

Tributes poured successful for Rave aft his death, including from wrestling fable Mick Foley, who had helped rise funds for Rave's aesculapian bills.

Rave is survived by his ex-wife, girl Kailah, lad James and his parents, Jim and Toni Guffey.

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