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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-26-2012, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Wanderlei's father dies in car crash ***UPDATED*** Added video

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)
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

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Bum deal.

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My condolences Wanderlei.

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

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

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Aww man poor guy I feel horrible about this

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

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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.
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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.
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Terrible news. Hope Wand is okay.

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