Sad news to report that Mauricio Zingano, a BJJ Black belt under Caique Elias and husband of "Cat" Zingano reported dead at age 37. Details of his passning are still not fully confirmed but according to sources he hung himself. His wife Cat posted this on her facebook:
"Statement from Cat Zingano:
Late yesterday evening I learned that my husband and soul mate of seven years, Mauricio Zingano, has passed away.
My life has changed irrevocably. I am shocked and deeply saddened. Thankfully, my family and friends are coming together to provide the support I need. I am grateful for them, as I know there are many difficult days ahead.
I also very much appreciate the outpour of support from the jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts world. My husband was well known and respected in this close-knit community and I know he would appreciate everyone's thoughts and prayers, as do I.
At this time, I respectfully ask everyone to give me privacy as I gather with relatives and friends. Again, I give thanks to all for the kind words of support.
On a personal note I met Mauricio many years ago and trained together for a while and we stayed in touch over the years meeting at competitions etc. He was always a great guy with a friendly smile and great Jiu-Jitsu. I am truly sad with the news.