WWE Virgil Death

Wrestling Icon Virgil (Michael Jones) Passes Away at 61: A Farewell to a Ring Legend

The wrestling community is mourning the loss of Michael Jones, known to fans as Virgil, who has passed away at the age of 61, as announced on his verified Instagram account.

Confirmation and Condolences

The official Instagram post confirmed the sad news, stating, “This is to confirm the sad news about our beloved Meatsauce God and Wrestling Superstar Virgil/Michael Jones has passed away.” The post expressed the grief felt by those close to him and urged everyone to remember him for the person he was, adding a heartfelt wish for him to enjoy “all the unlimited pasta in heaven.”

Breaking the News

Wrestling referee and friend Mark Charles III shared the news on Facebook, delivering the announcement with great sorrow. He informed the wrestling community of Virgil’s peaceful passing at the hospital and requested prayers for him and his family, concluding with a poignant wish for his memory to be eternal.

Tributes from the Wrestling World

Social media platforms were flooded with tributes from the wrestling fraternity, remembering Virgil’s contributions to the sport. Former WWE superstar Luke Gallows paid his respects, saying, “R.I.P Virgil, thanks for being a great sport during our shenanigans & for the memories. See you down the road good brother.”

Virgil’s Wrestling Journey

Virgil began his WWE career in the late 1980s as the bodyguard for the “Million Dollar Man,” Ted DiBiase. His storyline took a turn in the 1990s when he rebelled against his former boss, defeating DiBiase for the Million Dollar Championship. This rebellion elevated Virgil’s popularity, making him one of WWE’s most beloved superstars, as stated in his WWE biography.

Health Struggles

While the cause of Virgil’s death has not been disclosed, it is known that he faced health challenges in recent years. In April 2022, he shared on social media that he had suffered two strokes and was diagnosed with an early stage of dementia. His openness about his health struggles garnered support and concern from fans.

In conclusion, the wrestling world bids farewell to Virgil, a legendary figure who left an indelible mark on the sport. His contributions and charismatic presence will be remembered by fans and fellow wrestlers alike, and the legacy of Virgil will endure in the annals of professional wrestling history.