Mandy Rose has announced that her brother Richard Saccomanno has sadly passed away at the age of 40.
In a post on her Instagram stories, Mandy Rose broke the sad news that her brother had passed away on October 3rd. The NXT Women’s Champion wrote that she was heartbroken by the news.
“It’s still such a bad dream and I can’t believe that I’m even posting this right now. We are so deeply saddened that my amazing brother Richie is no longer with us. Richie will now forever be my guardian angel and we will always keep him so close to us at all times. My heart is so broken, I pray that this pain will go away but right now we have to remember all the good times. We will meet again one day my brother I love you so much. Rest in Peace.”
The family have asked for any donations to be made to the National Alliance of Mental Illness in his memory.
Mandy Rose was absent from the October 4th episode of NXT despite originally being advertised. On the show, Rose was seemingly kidnapped, leaving Gigi Dolin and Jacy Jayne to face Zoey Stark and Nikkita Lyons alone. At the time there was no explanation for her absence.
Everyone at Inside The Ropes sends their condolences to Mandy Rose and the Saccomanno family & friends at this difficult time.