Former ROH champion Xavier passes away
PWInsider has confirmed the passing of former Ring of Honor World Champion John Kirius, who wrestled as Xavier, at the age of 43. There is no word on the circumstances of his untimely passing.
RIP to “The All Around Best” XAVIER 🙏
1st ICW Champion
2nd ROH Champion
— ⛓ ICW: No Holds Barred ⛓ (@ICWNHB) August 17, 2020
Rest In Peace Xavier. Thank you for the matches, both as opponent and partner. You will be missed.
— Christopher Daniels (@facdaniels) August 17, 2020
Ugh. Very saddened to hear of the passing of John “Xavier” Kirius. He was always a very cool person and a great athlete. I had several memorable matches with him. Especially in the mid 2000’s for Jersey All Pro Wrestling. Heartbreaking. Godspeed my friend.
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) August 17, 2020
Very sad to hear of the passing of John Xavier. He was the 2nd ever @ringofhonor World Champion and was scheduled to come back to ROH at Past Vs Present in March before the event was canceled. My condolences to his friends and family. May he Rest In Peace.
— Rhett Titus (@RhettTitusANX) August 17, 2020