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Who is Gabby Gilbert? Jimmy Rave’s fiancee grieves for former wrestler

Darcy Rafter December 14, 2021
Who is Gabby Gilbert? Jimmy Rave’s fiancee grieves for former wrestler

Jimmy Rave has passed away aged only 39 after struggling with his health. The former professional wrestler met the love of his life while in the industry, leaving Gabby Gilbert to mourn for her fiance.

Jimmy Rave retired from professional wrestling in November 2020. He had been in the sport for more than 20 years but, after struggling with health issues, was forced to stand down.

At the time of his passing he was living in the Philadelphia area with his fiancee, Gabby Gilbert. Let’s find out more about Gabby, the love of Jimmy Rave’s life.

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Who is Gabby Gilbert?

Gabby Gilbert is also a professional wrestler. The couple got engaged in 2016 and she is never seen without her big sparkling diamond ring.

The professional wrestler is also known for her acting and comedic work and fans know her as Roxie Cotton, Gabby Gilbert or Fever. Gilbert has wrestled on the Independent circuit and met her fiancee through the industry.

Gabby has had a successful career and has wrestled in: Women Superstars Uncensored, National Wrestling Superstars, Maryland Championship Wrestling, NWA New Jersey, Jersey All Pro Wrestling, New York Wrestling Connection, Northeast Wrestling, NWA On Fire, CHIKARA, Lucha Libre Mexicana, Force One Pro Wrestling, Far North Wrestling, NWA Anarchy, Cleveland All-Pro Wrestling, and IWA Mid-South.

Her signature moves in the ring include Cotton Mouth and Rolling Rox. She also performs Beatdown Betties with Annie Social and Rainbow Bright with Luscious Latasha.

Jimmy Rave’s fiancee mourns

Jimmy has been a household name in wrestling since the start of his career in 2019. He wrestled for Ring of Honor, IMPACT, New Japan Pro Wrestling, Dragon Gate and Combat Zone Wrestling, among others.

A statement from Jimmy’s daughter Kailah and friend Bill Behrens, which confirmed his death, read: “Jimmy had been struggling with drug addiction for many years. His struggles resulted in the amputation of his arm and, later, both his legs. A cause of death has not yet been revealed, but it has been known he has struggled with his health for quite some time.”

Jimmy lost both his legs in June due to MRSA. It is unknown how the wrestler contracted this infection but it can be passed from one drug user to another through sharing needles. It is also a side effect of crystal methamphetamine, and leads to a ‘creepy-crawly sensation’ under the skin.

When announcing the news of his amputations to the public, Jimmy tweeted: “Apparently it’s time for me to come clean. This past June I began having trouble walking and went to my surgeon. He determined I had MRSA in both legs and they needed to be amputated immediately.

The wrestler also explained how he had to get his arm amputated in November 2020 as the doctors found an infection in his left arm. This led them to amputate Jimmy’s left arm above the elbow, ending his career.

James is survived by his fiancee Gabby Gilber, his ex-wife Felicia, daughter Kailah, son James II, and parents Jim and Toni Guffey.

The Focus sends our condolences to Gabby and all Jimmy’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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Darcy is an experienced journalist passionate about celebrity culture and entertainment. After gaining a degree in Media and Communications at Goldsmiths University she has also become a social media specialist, always keeping informed on the latest trends. With almost five years of experience in media, her expertise is analysing platforms such as Instagram, Twitter and TikTok. When she's not tracking the latest trending content, she’s watching films and eating lots of chocolate.