As we reported last night here on eWn, former WWF and WCW wrestler ‘The Patriot’ Del Wilkes passed away at the age of 59 after suffering a heart attack.
William Regal, JBL, Mark Henry, Rob Van Dam, and others all took to social media following the news of his passing. You can check out some of their tweets below:
I’m saddened to hear of the passing of The Patriot Del Wilkes. A great wrestler and a favorite opponent in WCW. My deepest condolences to his family.
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) July 1, 2021
The National Wrestling Alliance would like to send condolences to the family and friends of Del ‘The Patriot’ Wilkes.
— NWA (@nwa) July 1, 2021
Such sad news, always loved being around Del. One of the good guys. https://t.co/ndhU0WbvnA
— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) July 1, 2021
God bless you Del! https://t.co/Ci6oDnWFnr
— TheMarkHenry (@TheMarkHenry) July 1, 2021
— Rob Van Dam (@TherealRVD) July 2, 2021
Very sorry to hear about Del Wilkes. I met Del years after his retirement from wrestling. He was always very gracious and I enjoyed visiting with him. https://t.co/eFLz1YMTzI
— Kane (@KaneWWE) July 2, 2021
Very sad to hear the passing of the Patriot Del Wilkes. Nothing but fond memories working with him in WCW. My thoughts are with his family and numerous fans. Thank you for the memories. 😞 pic.twitter.com/zen0GSGQdd
— Marc Mero (@MarcMero) July 1, 2021
After posting a video of The Patriot ( Del Wilkes ) from GWF yesterday I just find out he has passed away … This man worked everywhere … great wrestler and person … prayers to his family in their hr of need … pic.twitter.com/zuCQEpxoyT
— Rip Rogers (@Hustler2754) July 1, 2021
1st saw The Patriot Del Wilkes
AWA The Trooper
Standout football player South Carolina
Wrestled Global, WWF, WCW &
Good dude pic.twitter.com/mjaSbJ2P2g
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) July 1, 2021