We are sad to report that Dave Meltzer’s father is entering hospice care. His father has been dealing with pancreatic cancer and kidney failure.
Dave wrote about his father in the latest Wrestling Observer newsletter. He noted that his mother and father have been together since they were teenagers and have been married for 66 years. Apparently, the health issues came up within the last couple of weeks and he was doing amazingly well for his age before his health began to decline. The cancer diagnosis came last week and he had surgery on 6/27. The surgery went well but unfortunately, the cancer was advanced and the kidney failure was rapidly getting worse. The family was told that Dave’s father only has a short time left.
Dave noted that he has not missed an Observer issue since 2002 when his mother was hospitalized with a heart issue. Obviously, everyone’s thoughts are with Dave and his family and we would all understand if he has to take time off from the Wrestling Observer website and newsletter. Dave speaks more on his father in the latest issue of the newsletter, which you can read by clicking here (subscription)