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Budhisten 08-26-2012 10:38 PM

Wanderlei's father dies in car crash ***UPDATED*** Added video
 
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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 Abap„, 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 Abap„.

Wanderlei Silva is in Las Vegas, United States, and was told of the accident by phone. The fighter comes to ParanŠ tomorrow (Monday)
Source: BandNews FM Curitiba (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 :(


slapshot 08-26-2012 10:49 PM

Bum deal.

Nomale 08-26-2012 10:52 PM

My condolences Wanderlei.

El Bresko 08-26-2012 10:54 PM

Poor guy. It\'s never good to lose a loved one, my thoughts are with the Silva family.


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dudeabides 08-26-2012 11:07 PM

That really sucks to have such a sudden thing happen that way.

Fedornumber1! 08-26-2012 11:27 PM

Aww man poor guy :( I feel horrible about this :(

LL 08-26-2012 11:42 PM

Terrible news, best wishes to Wand and his family. I\'ll keep them in my thoughts and prayers.

3DLee 08-27-2012 12:57 AM

its easy to forget some times that our favorite fighters are real life human beings because they are so "larger than life" typically. God Bless the Silva family in their time of need. Very sad.

Sports_Nerd 08-27-2012 04:52 AM

My condolences to Wand and his family.

Hope the kid pulls through, and that he has someone to look after him after the man who was presumably his father died.

Rauno 08-27-2012 05:23 AM

Terrible news. Hope Wand is okay.


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