Friends and Family Saying Goodbye as UFC Fighter Shane del Rosario Nears Death

November 28, 2013
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Shane Del RosarioUFC heavyweight Shane del Rosario appears to be in the final hours of his life after being rushed to a Southern California hospital Tuesday morning in full cardiac arrest.

Jason House, del Rosario’s manager, in a statement to reporter Ariel Helwani, said that doctor’s are waiting a full 72 hours before making any definitive declarations about del Rosario’s status, but advised his family and friends to say their goodbyes on Thursday.

The treatment del Rosario received involved cooling his body to try and revitalize his organs and brain activity. Thus far, he has not responded to the treatment and he has no brain activity, according to House’s comments.

By all accounts, it would take nothing short of a miracle for del Rosario to survive this tragedy.

Social media sites were flooded with goodbyes and “rest in peace” messages on Thanksgiving Day, many people wishing del Rosario a peaceful passing, and reminders to the rest of us not to let a moment pass.

“Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life,” House wrote on Twitter. “Don’t miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you.”

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  • paul

    Way to young my friend!

  • Milos Rackovic

    Wow i am very stunned by this news shane was a really good fighter and a person i dunno what to say

  • Chase Brian Beebe

    I thought he was gonna pull through. This sucks.

  • Brent

    Man…. what a shame. May God be with you and your family.

  • Jay Mcgarrity

    I saw reports saying he had already passed while others were saying he is still on life support as recent as this evening. If Shane is still on life support, I hope for a miracle.

  • MuayThaiFood

    Sad day when someone so young goes like this. Peace to you and your loved ones on this day when giving thanks probably seems far from your thoughts.

  • Stereotypical_White_Fella

    Shocking. What causes an in shape healthy looking young man to suffer cardiac arrest? Just an unseen heart condition maybe? Damn this is sad.

    • el che

      i agree this is very sad – and who knows, you might be right. unfortunately many prime athletes (most notably soccer players) have fallen and died from cases of congenital hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, without ever showing signs of illness prior to the single cardiac arrest event that suddenly takes their life.

      whatever the case may have been,
      R.I.P. del Rosario – way too young to go.

    • Mark McDowall

      Same kind of thing happened when I was in high school. We played a game against another school…they had an incredible running back who was in great shape…he went in to cardiac arrest 2 hours after the game and died. From what I remember there was no pre-existing condition.

      Very sad…

  • Gary Fredericks

    RIP. Godspeed to his family barring a last minute miracle…and they can happen.

  • solo

    What a horrible news! RIP good man!

  • Very sad news.

  • Mark McDowall

    Very sad news. . I just hope all the jackals in the media don’t jump all over this in a negative way somehow blaming training, etc as the cause.

  • Phil Sparagna

    Too young too soon! My condolences to his friends and family!

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  • George Burkhardt

    very sad, =RIP SHANE