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WWE Legend Virgil Passes Away at 61 – Cause of Death Revealed

In a somber announcement that has sent shockwaves through the wrestling community, former WWE superstar Virgil, born Michael Jones, has passed away at the age of 61. The news of his demise was first shared by wrestling referee Mark Charles III on Facebook, who expressed the sorrow of the Jones family and requested prayers for Virgil’s soul.

Virgil, a prominent figure in the wrestling world, gained fame during his stint with WWE in the late ’80s and ’90s. Known for his role as the loyal bodyguard to “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, Virgil’s wrestling journey took fans on a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows.

Born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, Virgil made his mark as a pro wrestler, initially debuting in 1985 under the name Soul Man Jones in the Continental Wrestling Association. However, it was in 1987 that he joined WWE, starting a notable partnership with Ted DiBiase. His most memorable victory came at SummerSlam 1991, where he defeated DiBiase to claim the Million Dollar Championship, marking a turning point in his career.

Despite the highs, Virgil faced challenges and eventually transitioned to World Championship Wrestling (WCW) in the mid-’90s, adopting the name Vincent as he joined the infamous New World Order (nWo) stable. Virgil retired from full-time wrestling in 2000 but continued to make sporadic appearances for various promotions, including WWE and All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

In recent years, Virgil’s health had been a concern as he battled dementia and suffered two strokes in 2022. A GoFundMe campaign was initiated to support his medical expenses, reflecting the challenges he faced during his later years.

The cause of Virgil’s death has now been confirmed, and it was revealed that he passed away peacefully in a hospital. The wrestling world mourns the loss of a unique and iconic personality, remembering Virgil for his contributions to the industry.

Tributes from fellow wrestlers and fans have poured in on social media, acknowledging Virgil’s impact and sharing fond memories of the wrestling legend. As the news of Virgil’s death comes just days after the passing of Ole Anderson, the wrestling community reflects on the legacies left behind by these iconic figures.

The wrestling world will forever remember Virgil as a charismatic performer, an integral part of WWE’s golden era, and a wrestler who left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans. May his memory be eternal, and may he find unlimited peace in the wrestling heavens.