WWE has lost another Superstar, this one came just too early – he was visited by the old hands of death with all his future ahead of him.
He’s honorary Superstar by name Elijah Mainville, aka Drax Shadow and he gave up the ghost at age 9; he was born on May 10th, 2007.
Elijah received the WWE honor back in 2015 and the company gave him an honorary contract which he signed in the presence of Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Cody Rhodes, who was playing the Stardust character at that time.
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Elijah Mainville loses his battle with cancer
Elijah suffered from Neuroblastoma cancer; and had been diagnosed with cancer since 2010. After battling with the disease for almost seven years, Elijah passed away at the age of 9 on January 8, 2017.
In case you didn’t know…
Neuroblastoma has a mutated gene which becomes resistant to any treatment meaning that cancer had the ability to become immune to treatments like radiation and chemotherapy. Elijah’s situation with the Neuroblastoma was pretty serious from the start itself and he had a Facebook page which gave all the updates about his health.
It is possible WWE give Elijah a tribute in the upcoming episode of Monday Night Raw or SmackDown Live. Cody Rhodes paid his tribute with the following tweet and he thanked Elijah.
Thank-you Elijah. You taught me bravery.
(I know there's a certain cowboy waiting for you in the sky…) pic.twitter.com/1u86qjSWNp
— Cody Rhodes (@CodyRhodes) January 9, 2017