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Boxing champ Arturo Gatti was found dead in a Brazilian hotel room on Saturday morning, according to police.

Major bummer!

37-year-old Gatti and his wife Amanda had been vacationing in the resort town of Porto de Galihnas with his 1-year-old son prior to his death.

Police are still trying to figure out the cause of Gatti's death - there were no external signs of injury (bullet holes, stab wounds) - but they did spot blood stains on the floor of the former junior welterweight champion's hotel room.

Says Police investigator Edilson Alves: "It is still to early to say anything concrete, athough it is all very strange."

How unsettling!

Our thoughts go out to Gatti's family and friends, and we only hope they are able to find closure in his sudden death sooner than later.

[Photo via Getty Images.]

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52 comments to “R.I.P.”



  1. 1

    It doesn't pay to go on vacation, now does it?



  2. 2

    thats not arturo gatti.



  3. 3

    thats not arturo gatti



  4. 4

    thats not him in the pic



  5. 5

    Brazilian police have taken his 23 wife into custody for his murder - he had a head injury and a bloody purse was found, the strings of which may have been used to strangle him - Sad…



  6. 6

    Wasn't the wife arrested for his murder?



  7. 7

    The police detained his wife, Amanda Rodrigues but she claims she had nothing to do with it…



  8. 8

    he was from monreal. Canadian Press is reporting that his wife will be charged with murder. They know he was strangled with a purse strap.



  9. 9

    thats not Gatti you fucking idiot!



  10. 10

    PEREZ, Catch up! They already arrested his wife!!!



  11. 11

    maybe he hemorrhaged or had an an aneurysm of some sort…



  12. 12

    thats not arturo gatti; but he did beat gatti.



  13. 13

    and like someone already pointed out - I think this may be Alfonso Gomez not Arturo Gatti



  14. 14

    Wrong picture….This isn't Arturo Gatti.



  15. 15

    That is NOT Arturo Gatti. That is Alfonso Gomez from the Contender who beat him. OMG! Ignorant.



  16. 16

    actually his wife was arrested for his murder last night



  17. 17

    That's Alfonso Gomez! Make sure you post the right picture of someone that's deceased! You're a bigger moron than I thought.



  18. 18

    Re: amifirst – you are so fucking sad



  19. 19

    Wait, I heard this on the radio this morning. They are saying his wife had strangled him w/ her purse while he was sleeping.



  20. 20

    THATS NOT HIM IDIOT!!!!!!!!



  21. 21

    That is Alfonso Gomez from the Contender TV Series. He beat Gatti at the end and forced him to retire. Which is a bit insulting to put his pitcure in my opinion. This is the 2nd time I seen this mistake. Sad!!!

  22. nite says – reply to this


    22

    The pic is of Alfonso Gonzales winner of The Contender season 1….

  23. sess says – reply to this


    23

    THATS NOT ARTURO GATTI IN THE PIC…

    He was always my idol & my favorite athlete of all time. I cant even believe all this. RIP Thunder.

  24. buck says – reply to this


    24

    Perez you are the worst at reporting deaths…stick to mindless celebrity gossip



  25. 25

    Thanks for the 3 day old "news" and the wrong pic. How hard can this job be??



  26. 26

    That is NOT a picture of Arturo Gatti - that is Alfonso Gomez, the last guy Gatti fought. This is embarrassing and disrespectful. Please change the picture.

  27. imfc says – reply to this


    27

    the wife did it…..it's all over the news here in montreal



  28. 28

    hahahahaha…Guess she showed HIM who was the Tough one was now didnt she?…Listen up men,when a woman is pissed, she can kill yo ass easily. Look at that football player too!



  29. 29

    she ckoked him with her purse strap…lol



  30. 30

    this is alfonso gomez, not arturo gatti



  31. 31

    Are you an IDIOT!!! This is a picture of the wrong freaking boxer. Arturo Gatti died NOT Alfonzo Gomez. They did both fight each other for Arturo's last fight but get it RIGHT!!! ARE YOU THAT DUMB!



  32. 32

    Jackass this is Alfonso Gomez from espn "The Contender"



  33. 33

    Uh, Perez, that's nice that your thoughts go out to Gatti's family but that's boxer Alfonso Gomez in that picture. Try again.



  34. 34

    apparently they charged his wife for murder

  35. sess says – reply to this


    35

    thats not arturo gatti, and its kind of insulting that you posted a picture of alfonso gomez when reporting gatti's unfortunate death..

    he will be missed.
    RIP thunder. if it was your wife who did this, she will be held accountable.



  36. 36


  37. 37

    Sources say his wife is suspect AND he was possibly strangled with a purse strap.



  38. 38

    You posted the wrong picture on your site under the Arturo Gatti story. This is very disrespectful as an Arturo Gatti fan and because I just thought another boxer died after seeing your story. The boxer you have a picture of is Alfonso Gomez and he fought Gatti in his last fight before retiring in 2007. Please show some respect I know it's hard for you b/c that is a HUMAN emotion!!!



  39. 39

    Aren't they thinking his wife did it?



  40. 40

    thats not Gatti on the main page…it is after the jump but you have Gomez on the main page!



  41. 41

    Don't really know who he was but..
    RIP



  42. 42

    You are soooooooooo slow. It has been known since yesterday, that his wife was arrested for his murder. Jeez, this was known before you put your original story up, which as usual is 3 days old.



  43. 43

    Did Perez change the picture because that is Gatti on there now.



  44. 44

    Wow, Perez you put a totally different pic up of the RIGHT guy now.



  45. 45

    it's about time you changed that pic. one of the best fighters i have ever seen. gatti vs. ward (any of those three fights) were absolutely incredible. what a real warrior. RIP



  46. 46

    Bet the wife did it.



  47. 47

    I bet you think he's faking too.



  48. 48

    That is Gatti you fucking retards!



  49. 49

    Re: misterfister – I t wasn't a pic up of Gatti before.



  50. 50

    First of all that is Alfonso Gomez, not Arturo Gatti, second, they already arrested the wife and third is Porto de Galinhas, not "Galihnas". Are you sure you can keep up Perez, you don't seem like you can…



  51. 51

    Why does everyone have to die?



  52. 52

    Your late….