Holando Pinheiro da Silva (Father of Wanderlei Silva) has passed away today after a traffic accident in Brazil. This was first reported by Bandnews FM Curitaba, here is the translation from Portuguese.
The father of MMA fighter Wanderlei Silva, Holando Pinheiro da Silva, died in a car accident this afternoon. The accident occurred in the region of Castro, where his father lived fighter. The body was taken to the Forensic Institute of Ponta Grossa, in the Campos Gerais region. According to relatives, Wanderlei Silva is in Las Vegas, United States, and was told of the accident by phone. The fighter comes to Paraná tomorrow.
Wanderlei posted this message to his twitter account.
Thank you for the strength my brothers please pray for our family time and more difficult still as well that we have the support of God
All the best to Wanderlei and his family during this trying time.