Death – Wrestler and Ring of Honor star passes away after triple amputation and drug addiction battle

Death – Obituary

FORMER Ring of Honor wrestler Jimmy Rave has passed away at 39, less than a year after undergoing a triple amputation and battling drug addiction.

Rave’s daughter, Kailah, and friend Bill Behren confirmed the former pro-wrestler’s death on Monday.

Former Ring of Honor wrestler Jimmy Rave has passed away at 39

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Former Ring of Honor wrestler Jimmy Rave has passed away at 39
Jimmy Rave had both his legs and left arm amputated in less than a year

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Jimmy Rave had both his legs and left arm amputated in less than a yearCredit: Social Media – Refer to Source

“James Michael Guffey has died at the age of 39,” they said in a statement.

“James was best known as Professional Wrestler, Jimmy Rave. His career, which started in 1999, continued for over 2 decades.

“Jimmy had been struggling with drug addiction for many years. His struggles resulted in the amputation of his arm, and, later, both of his legs.”

A cause of death was not mentioned in the statement.

In October, Rave opened up on a devastating year after contracting MRSA, forcing the ex-Impact star to have both his legs amputated less than a year after losing his left arm.

At the time, Rave wrote on Twitter, accompanying a picture of himself in hospital: “Apparently it’s time for me to come clean. This past June I began having trouble walking & went to my surgeon.

“He determined I had MRSA in both legs & they needed to be amputated immediately.

“Promoters can tell you along with my peers, I’ve had a history w/this and would cancel shows often due to this condition.”

The popular star then added: “I don’t know where rumors started this was due to something else, but I hadnt been to shows for so long.

“So where did someone see me do something? I have ALWAYS been honest with my past. I went on podcast n interviews being super candid.

“Pro Wrestling is all I ever loved. It sucks to think that the tribe I would have died for, would say untrue things about me.

“I’ve gone this whole time not disclosing my legs because of this embarrassment. Sorry I fell short of your expectations. I tried … I really did.”

The wrestling world mourned Jimmy Rave's death

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The wrestling world mourned Jimmy Rave’s deathCredit: Instagram

WRESTLING WORLD MOURNS RAVE’S DEATH

Moments after the news of Rave’s death was announced, pro wrestlers mourned the star.

All Elite Wrestling star Lance Archer tweeted: “RIP my brother! Jimmy Rave.”

AEW’s Joey Janela shared: “Sad RIP Jimmy Rave.”

Impact Wrestling’s official Twitter account wrote: “We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of James Guffey, otherwise known as Jimmy Rave.

“We offer our sincere condolences to his family & friends during this difficult time. Rave made his IMPACT debut in 2002 during The Asylum Years & became a mainstay of the X-Division.”

Former Impact Wrestler and current AEW star Frankie Kazarian tweeted: “Dammit…RIP Jimmy Rave. I’m glad we shared a ring as many time as we did.

“I’m glad we got the chance to know each other over 18 years ago. I’m glad we were friends. I’m glad that I knew you, and I will miss you. Godspeed my friend.”

James is survived by his ex-wife Felicia, daughter Kailah, son James II, and parents Jim & Toni Guffey.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.