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Matt Cappotelli dies after brain cancer battle

Roughly one month ago, former WWE Tough Enough winner Matt Cappotelli’s wife, Lindsay, passed along the unfortunate news that after his brain cancer had returned in 2017, his medical team determined it was time to discontinue treatment. Sadly, she posted word to Facebook today that Cappotelli died this morning.

Hey Team Capp...I’ve been struggling with what to say and how to say this, and I’ll probably end up rambling, but here goes. Today my love-my strong, sweet, beautiful love-took his last breath at 3:30 a.m. and went Home to be with Jesus...exactly one year after his brain surgery. You think you can be prepared for this when you know it’s coming, but you just can’t. The only person who’s comfort I want right now is the one who can’t give it to me. I miss him so much. I know where he is now is so much better, but it doesn’t change how much I miss him.

Cappotelli won the third season of Tough Enough but was forced to retire just a couple years into his career when he was first diagnosed with brain cancer. The original treatment was deemed a success after a years long fight but it returned in a much more aggressive form in 2017.

He was just 38-years-old.

The entire staff of Cageside Seats extends its condolences to his family during this difficult time.

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