G. McConway
August 28, 2023

Obama Enemy ‘Joe the Plumber’ Dead at 49

The man famous for confronting Barack Obama on the 2008 campaign trail is dead.

Joe Wurzelbacher, otherwise known as “Joe the Plumber,” passed away last week, reported NBC News.

According to sources that broke his death, he died from pancreatic cancer, having been diagnosed with the disease earlier this year.

Sad Day

Wurzelbacher has been very vocal against Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign regarding Obama’s tax plan.

He repeatedly questioned if Obama’s tax plan would make his life more difficult rather than what Obama was promising.

Obama’s opponent in that election, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), regularly referenced Wurzelbacher during presidential debates.

His death was announced by conservative radio host Derek Hunter.

Hunter stated, “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.”

Wurzelbacher’s wife also posted, “Joe had been having stomach issues for about 3 months, which eventually became painful. On December 26th, he’d had enough of the pain and we went to the VA emergency room in Ann Arbor.

“They ran tests and performed scans which showed a mass in the head of his pancreas. The mass was restricting one of his biliary ducts, so they classified it as Stage 3 cancer,” reported the Daily Caller.

Wurzelbacher, a veteran who had started his own small businesses after leaving the service, had been receiving treatment at the Ann Arbor VA Hospital in Michigan as well as at the University of Michigan Hospital.

Joe the Plumber is survived by his wife, Katie, and their three children.

Rest in peace, sir, and thank you for your service.

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