posted on Apr, 30 2005 @ 02:05 PM
-There is still no official word from the hospital regarding the cause of Chris Candido's death on Thursday night. His longtime girlfriend Tammy Sytch
is at the hospital now getting information.
-There is talk right now that his death may either be the result of a staph infection or a blood clot. Chris Candido's brother, Johnny Candido, made
the following statement in regards to his brother's death.
"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."
-Candido had been suffering from side effects from his surgery on Monday, including vomiting. There was concern because of the smell that something
-Candido wasn't given much pain medication at first because doctors saw the marks on his arms from years of drug use and didn't want to give drugs to
a potential addict. Once he established that he was no longer a drug addict and had cleaned up his life, he got pain medication. He had been in
excrutiating pain until then.
-Staph infections are a bacterium that can lead to relatively minor skin infections, but can be deadly for people recovering from major surgery,
former drug users (especially injection drugs), and people whose immune systems are weakened due to steroid use, among other factors.
-TNAwrestling.com reported: "TNA Wrestling joins the entire wrestling world in mourning the untimely death of Chris Candido on Thursday night. TNA is
deeply devastated by the loss of Chris, who touched the lives of millions of fans around the world during his successful career. We hope everyone will
keep Candido's friends and family in their thoughts and prayers as we say goodbye to a friend. TNAwrestling.com will post a statement from Candido's
family as soon as possible."
-Gabe Sapolsky wrote at ROHWrestling.com: "Well, I was holding out hoping it wasn't true. I just want to send my condolences to all of Chris' family
and friends. This one definitely hits home with just about everyone in the business as he worked with just about everyone between TNA, the indies as
well as ECW and WWE. Chris was always great to me even back in the ECW days when I was selling programs and he was involved in booking meetings. I
don't think you'll find anyone that has one negative thing to say about him. There were talks at one point of bringing Chris into ROH to take Joey
Matthews' spot in The Embassy. I'm sure he would have made his way in sooner or later. He also definitely would have made his way back down to FIP at
some point. I'm sorry I'll never have the chance to work with him. I'll probably have more thoughts and share some memories about Chris later. Maybe I
won't. I don't know. I'm just in shock."
Source: Wrestling Exposed