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What happened to Brian Piccolo's wife?

Last Updated: 20th April, 2021

Joy Piccolo O'Connell has seemingly lived two lives. She is president of the Brian Piccolo Cancer Research Fund, founded soon after the 26-year-old Piccolo died on June 16, 1970. The fund has established four endowments at two medical centers.

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In respect to this, what happened to Brian Piccolo's wife and daughters?

In a similar situation three years ago it was Piccolo, his teammate and close friend, who helped to pull Gale through another low period following the first smashing of Sayers knee and the initial surgery. But Piccolo died of cancer in June, 1970, at the age of 26, leaving a widow, Joy, and three daughters.

Secondly, did Brian Piccolo's widow remarry? I'll name a few of them here. In 1970 Brian's widow Joy Murrath Piccolo established the Brian Piccolo Research Fund. She has been it's President ever since. I don't know how she does it." Joy remarried three years after Brian's death and she and her husband Rick O'Connell both continue to work tirelessly for the fund.

who is Brian Piccolo's wife?

Joy Murrath m. 1964–1970

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