As we reported last night here on eWn, NWA star Jocephus (aka The Question Mark) passed away suddenly on Wednesday due to an apparent stroke or aneurysm. A GoFundMe page has been set up at the link provided here. As of this writing, $16,166 has been raised, surpassing the original goal of $15,000. Cody Rhodes, Eli Drake (LA Knight) and Dave Lagana have all contributed so far, and the funds will be used to cover funeral and medical expenses. The remaining funds will go towards a trust fund set up for his son.
“Dirty” Dutch Mantell broke the news last night, saying,
“Sad news tonight folks. My friend, Joseph Hudson, who went by the wrestling name Jocephus and portrayed a young Bruiser Brody in the DSOTR episode 1 passed away tonight. It is believed that he either suffered a stroke or an aneurysm.”
Sad news tonight folks. My friend, Joseph Hudson, who went by the wrestling name Jocephus and portrayed a young Bruiser Brody in the DSOTR episode 1 passed away tonight. It is believed that he either suffered a stroke or an aneurysm. @PWTorch @PWInsidercom @RealJeffJarrett pic.twitter.com/Vgux3bADk1
— 𝔻𝕣. 𝔻𝕦𝕥𝕔𝕙 (@DirtyDMantell) February 25, 2021
NWA President Billy Corgan followed up with a statement of his own. He said,
“It’s with a heavy heart that I share that my friend and brother in wrestling, Joseph Hudson, has passed away suddenly from an as-yet undiagnosed medical issue. NWA fans would know him as Jocephus as well as The Question Mark; where thanks to the great fans at GPB Studios in Atlanta, Joseph was able to receive the kind of support in the ring he’d always dreamt of. He is survived by a young son whom he loved dearly, and if anything would pain him about leaving this Earth it would be not being able to be there for his boy. RIP Joseph, love to you and Godspeed.”
On behalf of everyone here at eWrestlingNews, we would like to send our most sincere and deepest condolences to Jocephus’ family during this tragic time.