Chris Candido passed away 16 years ago. His tragic passing was said to be caused by a blood clot in his leg following surgery, but that story eventually changed. His brother Johnny, did initially report that Candido died due to a blood clot, which was a complication from surgery. In a 2016 interview, Johnny Candido revealed that Chris died from acute pneumonia. Doctors drained his lungs, but Candido sadly passed away.

The fact is that Candido loved pro wrestling. He needed a leg surgery and was traveling too soon after his procedure, and that proved to be a fatal mistake. Although Candido is gone, he will never be forgotten.

Eddie Kingston knew Chris Candido and he still misses his friend. The AEW star sent out a heartfelt Instagram post to remember Candido as he praised him for always helping out younger wrestlers.

Still one of the best in the ring but also outside the ring. He was so giving to the younger guys and he is truly missed by everyone who has met him. RIP Chris Candido.

Chris Candido was only 33 years old at the time of his passing. His death hit many throughout the pro wrestling world in a big way. He also had a stint with WWE as Skip in The Bodydonnas where Sunny, his wife at the time, was their manager.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 16 years since we lost Chris Candido. RIP.

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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