Former WWE Champion Alberto El Patron recently spoke about his ex-wife, Angela Velkei, who passed away last year. The couple got married in 2012 while Alberto was still a part of WWE, but they separated in 2016. Last year, El Patron publicly appealed to fans to donate blood to save his ex-wife’s life, raising concerns. However, Angela passed away in Mexico on April 30, 2022.

Alberto El Patron took to Twitter to express his grief and received an outpouring of support from fans and those within the wrestling business.

“It is with pain in my heart and with a torn soul that I officially confirm the unexpected and unfortunate death of Ángela Velkei, mother of my three children. Angela was an exceptional human being and an exemplary mother to my three children. I thank each and everyone who went to donate blood and platelets, to the media that spread the word so that more people could go to help us and the whole family that is present for my children in this very difficult moment in their short lives.

Angela passed away this past Saturday 30 April 2022 and fought with all his might until his last second in this world. Today she rests with God and is watching over Sofia, Stephanie and Joseph from heaven. Angela, you were my wife for many years, the mother of my children, my best friend, advisor and you were there for me.


In many moments where the world turned its back on me with words of encouragement and a sincere hug. Thank you so much Angela. We miss you like you have no idea. But I swear to you that our children will grow up to be good men and women like you always asked me to. Dad will be here for them. Rest in peace. In this world you were always my angel and so I always let you know. Now you truly become an angel watching over us from heaven. You will always be my angel. Our angel. We love you Angela. Thanks for being you.”

While speaking to Sportskeeda Wrestling’s Riju Dasgupta, El Patron shared memories of his late ex-wife. The former WWE Champion reminisced about the final moments they shared together, where Angela urged him to take care of their three children. He added that he has dedicated his life to fulfilling the promise he made to Velkei and is doing everything to ensure their children are happy.

“I’m gonna miss her for the rest of my life. But I know she’s happy in heaven because we are doing good, and her kids are doing fantastic because I’m fulfilling the promise I made to her when I grabbed her hand, and I heard her last words in this life, which were, ‘Take care of our children. I love you, Alberto.’ Those were her last words, and I’m fulfilling my word of taking care of our children and living a happy life. A happy, clean, beautiful, amazing life.”

Alberto El Patron has always been open about his personal life, including his struggles with addiction and the challenges he faced in his marriage. Despite the separation, he has continued to keep his late ex-wife’s memory alive and is committed to being the best possible father to their children.

What memories do you have of Alberto El Patron during his time in WWE? Share your thoughts and condolences for his late ex-wife Angela Velkei in the comments below.

Steve Carrier

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