Wanderlei Silva’s father killed in car accident in Brazil

Monday, August 27, 2012

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(translation) Thank you for the strength my brothers please pray for our family in this difficult time, with the support of God.
(original Portuguese) Obrigado pela forca meus irmãos por favor orem pela nossa família momento bem difícil mais ainda bem que temos o suporte de Deus

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Wanderlei Silva, father Holando Pinheiro da Silva, died in a car accident this afternoon. The accident occurred in the Castro area, where the fighter’s father lived. The body was taken to the Forensic Institute of Ponta Grossa, in the Campos Gerais region.

The driver of the other vehicle involved in the head-on collision also passed away.

According to relatives, Wanderlei Silva is in Las Vegas, and was told of the accident by phone. The fighter comes to Paraná tomorrow.

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Just four days ago Wanderlei uploaded a video of the fighter with his father.