“Jackass” star Patty Perez has died at the age of 57, her family confirmed in a statement to TMZ. She was experiencing complications of diabetes, which resulted in her death Friday, September 17, 2021. Watch her most popular sketch, “Magic Trick,” below.
She was known as “Goddess Patty” and appeared in many “Jackass” sketches and in an episode of “My Big Fat Fetish.” She appeared in the films “Jackass 2” in 2006 and “Jackass 2.5” in 2007. The next “Jackass” movie, “Jackass Forever,” is scheduled for release February 4, 2022.
TMZ reported that Perez went into kidney failure due to complications of Type 1 diabetes. She died at a hospital in Reno, Nevada, where she was being treated, TMZ reported. She is survived by her four children, her mother and grandchildren, according to TMZ.
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Perez Was a ‘Friend to Everyone’ Her Family Wrote in a Tribute on GoFundMe
Perez’s daughter, Priscilla Perez, wrote in a tribute on GoFundMe that her mother endured months of health struggles including several different diagnoses. When she died, “our world was crushed,” she wrote.
“She fought so hard and for so long,” the post said.
Perez had four children — Joe, Richard, Gabriel and Priscilla — the post said.
“If you knew our mom at any point in time she was so full of life. She made the best out of any situation, loved her kids with every fiber of her being and was there for anyone who needed it. She was a friend to everyone,” Priscilla Perez wrote. “We never stopped fighting for her. We had faith that everything was going to work out but it was her time. Our hearts are broken and life will never be the same without her.”
The page had raised more than $4,500 of its $6,000 goal as of this report.
“This gofundme will go towards unforeseen expenses, bills and debt that we are facing. It will help our family and I tremendously,” Priscilla Perez wrote. “Any donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you all for the support, prayers and messages. None of it has gone unnoticed. Most importantly from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for loving our mom. May she rest in peace.”
Perez’s Most Popular Sketch Featured ‘Wee Man’ Jason Acuna, John Waters & Johnny Knoxville
One of Perez’s most popular sketches appeared in the film “Jackass Part 2.” It opens with a magician — played by John Waters — announcing they were going to make “Wee Man” Jason Acuna disappear. Acuna is pictured lying on a bed, wearing ruby slippers.
Goddess Patty appears and quickly envelopes Acuna on the bed, laying on top of him. Acuna clicks his heels together underneath Perez.
“Where’d he go?” Johnny Knoxville says.
Fans commented on the post, recalling how much it made them laugh and remembering “Goddess Patty.”
“This is one of the funniest videos I have ever seen in my entire life,” one person wrote in the comments.
“I cried for 10 minutes straight watching this in the cinema,” wrote another person.
“RIP Patty…..You are a part of comedic history,” one fan wrote in the video comments.
“Rest in Peace Patty <3,” wrote another fan.