His given name was Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher.
You probably knew him as "Joe the Plumber."
The conservative icon has sadly passed away. He was only 49 years old.
The news broke late in the day on Aug. 27, confirming that Wurzelbacher had lost his battle with pancreatic cancer.
Townhall columnist Derek Hunter shared a fundraising link for Joe the Plumber's family on social media.
Apparently, Wurzelbacher had not been enjoying the holidays last year to the fullest because of stomach problems he began experiencing.
Enough eventually became enough, and the married father went to his doctor to see why he'd been having so much physical discomfort.
That's when the family received the terrible news.
Stage 3 pancreatic cancer.
It was a brutal race against time for the family starting at that moment.
"The treatment has been a little tough so far. He deals with fatigue and weakness daily, which makes it hard for him to go to work. The oncologist has made adjustments to his chemo which has provided a little relief of the constant nausea he had after his first two treatments. Since all his issues and treatment began, he’s lost 70 pounds," Joe's wife said at the time.
Rest in peace, "Joe."
Horrible news. My good friend Joe Wurzelbacher, aka Joe the Plumber, passed away this morning at the age of 49 from pancreatic cancer. He was a good man and an exceptional friend. Please consider helping his widow and young children here https://t.co/oFczc0urX2
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) August 27, 2023
It's important to share the news to spread the truth. Most people won't.