Mike Tenay, Don West’s TNA Wrestling broadcast partner, announced on Twitter on Friday (30.12.22) that Don West passed away due to brain lymphoma cancer. He had been fighting with cancer for the last two years.
Former TNA Impact Wrestling commentator Don West has died of cancer at the age of 59. This is 18 months after he was first diagnosed with brain lymphoma.
Mike Tenay revealed he heard the news from Don’s wife Terri. He tweeted: “Just heard from wife Terri that our brother [Don West] will be spending New Years in heaven. Terri said D-Dub finally had to tap out from his match with lymphoma. We bonded as soon as we met, both as broadcast partners and friends. Years of great moments both on and off camera.” Just days before, Mike had shared a photo of Don and admitted he wouldn’t “get a better Christmas gift” after the pair had connected via video call.
The wrestling company announced on Twitter on Friday (30.12.22): “IMPACT Wrestling is heartbroken to learn of the passing of Don West, one of the defining voices of our 20 year history. Don’s enthusiasm and passion elevated every second he called and uplifted the spirits of everybody he crossed paths with. He will be dearly missed. #RIPDonWest.”