UPDATED: Shane del Rosario Passes Away
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.09.2013
The UFC confirms it...
UPDATED: The UFC released the following statement on Del Rosario's passing:
The Ultimate Fighting Championship mourns the tragic loss of heavyweight competitor Shane Del Rosario, who has passed away at the age of 30. Del Rosario suffered a heart attack on Tuesday, Nov. 26 as a result of what doctors believe to a congenital heart disorder, according to his manager Jason House. The entire organization sends its deepest condolences to Shane's family and friends.
ORIGINAL: Shane del Rosario has passed away. The UFC fighter died at the age of thirty, two weeks after suffering a heart attack. UFC fighter Ian McCall revealed the news on Twitter Monday night; a statement from the promotion is likely to come soon.
McCall's tweet reads as follows:
RIP to one of the best people I've ever had the honor to have in my life and call my best friend.… http://t.co/P1uFUomU91
Del Rosario was sent to the hospital on November 26th and put in critical condition following a full cardiac arrest. He began his career in 2006 and had gone 11-2, with both those losses in the UFC. At the time of his cardiac arrest, his management team had issues a statement that said doctors were looking at the possibility that del Rosario had a rare heart condition known as Long QT Syndrome.
Del Rosario had been booked to face Guto Inocente at UFC 168 before he was hospitalized.
On behalf of 411, our condolences to the family, friends and fans of Mr. del Rosario.