Wanderlei's father dies in car crash ***UPDATED*** Added video
Source: BandNews FM Curitiba
The father of MMA fighter Wanderlei Silva, Orlando Pinheiro da Silva, died in a car accident this afternoon. The accident occurred between the cities of Castro and Abapă, where his father lived in a fighter's site. The car he was in crashed head-on with a vehicle and the driver also died instantly. A child was injured and was taken to hospital in serious condition. The body of Orlando Pinheiro da Silva was taken to the Forensic Institute of Ponta Grossa, in the Campos Gerais region. Burial will be in Abapă.
Wanderlei Silva is in Las Vegas, United States, and was told of the accident by phone. The fighter comes to Paraná tomorrow (Monday)
(Translated with Google Translate)
My condolences to Wanderlei and his entire family
EDIT: Just found this video, posted on the 22nd - Wanderlei had just been visiting his old man - this is so sad to watch
Last edited by Budhisten; 08-27-2012 at 08:07 PM.