Virgil was one of the highlights of WWE during the 80s and early 90s. He was largely a mid-carder in his career, working alongside Ted DiBiase and he sadly passed away recently. In light of his passing, a heartbreaking story of his last few days before his demise has been revealed.

The wrestling community mourns the loss of WWE and WCW legend Virgil, also known as Vincent, born Michael Jones. Virgil, aged 61, passed away due to health issues related to dementia and multiple strokes. His departure leaves behind a cherished legacy among fans globally.

Despite his wrestling career, Virgil’s final days were uncharacteristic of a seasoned veteran. While speaking on Sportskeeda’s The Wrestling Time Machine hosted by Mac Davis, WWE Hall of Famer Teddy Long shared insights into Virgil’s struggles before his passing, mentioning encounters where Virgil seemed to be in poor health and even attempting to hitch hike between towns.

“I saw him on the road in passing and had the chance to talk to him and stuff so, he is just a nice guy. In fact I talked to Tony Atlas today and I asked him Tony have you heard anything about how he (Virgil) died, and Tony said he had several strokes, whatever, and uh, last time I did see him he wasn’t doing too good man. He was trying to hitch hike a ride from somewhere to the next town or something man. So Virgil just wasn’t doing good at all.”


Virgil’s funeral service was also done on March 16th. As condolences pour in from peers, friends, and fans, tributes honor the enduring impact of Michael Jones. His contributions to the wrestling world will forever inspire generations of wrestlers and enthusiasts, ensuring that his spirit lives on within the squared circle.

Although Virgil has passed away, his legacy endures in the hearts of those who knew and admired him. As we reflect on his life and career, let us honor his memory by sharing our favorite moments and memories of Virgil in the comments section below.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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