Jackass star Patty Perez dead at age 57: The actress died after kidney failure due to type 1 diabetes
- Patty Perez, who starred in two Jackass films, has died aged 57
- The actress suffered from complications with her kidneys
- The star, also known as Goddess Patty, has had type 1 diabetes since birth.
- Perez died in a hospital in Reno, Nevada, where she had recently lived
- She had passed away on Friday, according to a Tuesday report from TMZ
- Her daughter Priscilla confirmed the death, telling the site that Patty had been ‘treated for complications related to her type 1 diabetes’
Patty Perez, who starred in two Jackass films, has died aged 57.
The actress, also known as Goddess Patty, suffered from complications with her kidneys after battling diabetes for years.
Perez died Friday at a hospital in Reno, Nevada, where she had recently lived, according to a Tuesday report from TMZ.
Sad loss: Patty Perez from the hit film Jackass has passed away at the age of 57
Her daughter Priscilla confirmed the death, telling the site that Patty had been “treated for complications related to her type 1 diabetes.”
“We want to express our immense gratitude for the love and kindness that everyone has shown to our mother,” the daughter said.
Being able to entertain people and bring light and happiness was the pinnacle of her life. She was so proud of the work she did in the film industry.’
Tough time: The star, who was also known as Goddess Patty, suffered from complications with her kidneys after battling diabetes for years.
A Go Fund Me page has been set up for Perez with hopes of raising $6,000 for her funeral expenses, as well as other things.
It was added that she had battled her type 1 diabetes since birth.
And the daughter also shared that her death was in no way related to COVID, which has now caused more deaths than the 1918 Spanish flu.
Patty also struggled with her weight, which contributed to her ill health.
In 2006 she was in the movie Jackass 2 and also its sequel, Jackass 2.5.
Her costars: Director Jeff Tremaine (left) arrives with Jackass star Johnny Knoxville for the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards in Copenhagen, Denmark
She played herself opposite costar Jason Acuna, who also went by the nickname Wee Man.
In a Jackass sketch, she lay down on top of Acuna; her body was big enough to hide him completely.
Jackass’ top star Johnny Knoxville seems to laugh when he asks where “Wee Man” went.
She also appeared on an episode of My Big Fat Fetish about men being attracted to bigger women. The show also explored how challenging it was for her to do simple things because of her weight.
Patty is survived by her four children, her mother and her grandchildren, Priscilla shared.
The stars: from left, Steve-O, Wee Man, Ryan Dunn, Preston Lacy, Bam Marjera, Dave England, Johnny Knoxville and Ehren McGhehe of Jackass pose in the press room at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards at the Nokia Theater in LA