Current WWE Superstar Natalya Neidhart responded to the death of her father, former WWE wrestler Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, on Monday.
“I can’t put into words how hard it is going to be for myself and our family to have to say goodbye to my dad,” Nattie wrote on Twitter. “He meant the world to us, and nothing will ever replace the special times we shared together as a family.”
— Nattie (@NatbyNature) August 13, 2018
Jim Neidhart, who was also a former player NFL player with the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys, died earlier today at the age of 63.
“WWE is saddened to learn that Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart passed away,” the company wrote on its website. “WWE extends its condolences to Neidhart’s family, friends and fans.”
You can read Natalya’s full statement below:
I can’t put into words how hard it is going to be for myself and our family to have to say goodbye to my dad. He meant the world to us, and nothing will ever replace the special times we shared together as a family. My dad was always a fighter and an incredibly special person. There was no one like him! I’m just gonna miss him so much. We are going to hold all of the moments we had with him close to our hearts forever and never let them go. I promise to keep your memory alive. We love you so much, Daddy!
On behalf of my entire family, we would also like to personally thank everyone for the outpouring of thoughts and prayers. It’s meant so much to us.
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