Alberto Del Rio's ex-wife Angela Velkei dead – WWE star announces 'unexpected & unfortunate' death of mom-of-three

Alberto Del Rio's ex-wife Angela Velkei dead – WWE star announces 'unexpected & unfortunate' death of mom-of-three

FORMER WWE star Alberto Del Rio has revealed his ex-wife and the mom of his three kids has died.

Angela Velkei passed away at a hospital in Satélite, Mexico on April 30.


It's not known how Velkei died as a cause of death hasn't been revealed.

The Lucha libre star, real name José Alberto Rodríguez Chucuan, said on Monday: “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.

“Thank you so much Angela. You have no idea how much we miss you.

"But I swear to you that our children will grow up to be good men and women like you always asked me. 

“In this world, you were always my angel and I always let you know that. Now you truly became an angel watching over us from heaven.”

Del Rio had previously called on people to donate blood.

Wrestlers and fans have paid tribute to Del Rio after he shared the news.

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Former WWE superstar Yoshi Tatsu said: "Rest in peace Angela. We miss you so much."

And, wrestler Sin Cara, who competes in Mexico, said: "Brother, this server and my entire family join you in this difficult time you are going through.

"You have no idea how sorry I am for this situation."

Chucuan is best known for his time in WWE where he performed as the character Alberto Del Rio.

He won the 2011 Royal Rumble match and is a former WWE and World Heavyweight Champion.

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Del Rio was released from WWE in September 2016.

The sports entertainer has also worked for Impact Wrestling where he performed under the name Alberto El Patrón.

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