Former WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio has announced the sudden passing of his ex-wife just days after appealing for blood and platelet donors.
Del Rio took to social media to express his sadness at the passing of his ex-wife Ángela Velkei, who he has three children with. Alberto Del Rio paid tribute to Velkei and thanked those that had gone to donate blood and platelets as a result of an earlier appeal:
“It is with pain in my heart and with a broken soul that I officially confirm the unexpected and unfortunate death of Ángela Velkei, the mother of my three children. Ángela was an exceptional human and an exemplary mother to my three children.”
“I appreciate everyone and all the people who went to donate blood and platelets, to the media that spread the word so that more people could help us, and all the family here to help my children in this incredibly difficult moment in their short lives.Ángela died this past Saturday, April 30th, 2022 and fought with all her strength until her last second on this Earth.”
“Today, she rests with God and is watching over Sofia, Stephanie, and Joseph from Heaven.Ángela, 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 encouraging words and a sincere hug.”
“Thank you for so much, Ángela. You have no idea how much we will miss you. But I promise our children will grow up and become good men and women just like you always asked. Dad will be here for them. Rest in peace. In this world, you were always my angel, and I always let you know that.”
“Now, you’ve become an actual angel watching over us from Heaven. You will always be my angel. Our angel. We love you, Ángela. Thank you for being you.”
On the 28th of April, Alberto Del Rio took to social media to plead for people to donate blood and platelets in San Jose, California, calling Ángela’s health at the time “delicate.”
Everybody at Inside The Ropes sends their sympathies to Ángela Velkei’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time.