Angelo Mosca, better known as “King Kong Mosca” and “The Might Hercules,” passed away on Saturday at the age of 84. Mosca announced back in 2015 that he had been diagnosed with early symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
Mosca’s wife, Helen, announced his passing on her Facebook page. She wrote the following:
“It is with great sadness that the family of Angelo Mosca announce his passing on November 6, 2021, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Angelo was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather as well as friend to so many. Angelo was 84 years old. We ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time. More details will be shared when arrangements have been made.”
Mosca was born in Waltham, Massachusetts. He spent time in the Canadian Football League from 1959 through 1972. He had a long career in the CFL from 1959 to 1972. After football, he was recruited into professional wrestling by Montreal wrestling promoter Eddie Quinn, playing off his CFL career. Mosca was a heel for the majority of his career, utilizing the sleeper as his finishing move. He also worked a number of Canadian territories, including Maple Leaf Wrestling, Championship Wrestling of Florida, and Mid-Atlantic Wrestling before eventually turning babyface
He made the move to the WWF in 1981, where he regularly challenged then-WWF Champion Bob Backlund. He had a feud with the late Pat Patterson. He later did color commentating for the company before finally departing in early 1985.
From the entire staff at Wrestleview, we send our thoughts, prayer and condolences to the friends and family of Angelo Mosca.