Gypsy Joe (Gilberto Melendez), who was best known as the world’s oldest active professional wrestler, passed away on Wednesday night. Melendez was 82. He is best known for his time in All Japan Pro Wrestling in the 1970s/early 1980s and in Tennessee. Melendez had his foot amputated in 2013 and had been battling serious health issues according to The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online.
Melendez wrestled his last match on January 7, 2011 at the age of 76.