Jackass 2 actor Patty Perez passed away in a Reno hospital last Friday due to complications with type 1 diabetes, according to Comicbook. Her daughter confirmed this sad news to TMZ today. Perez had appeared in Jackass 2 and Jackass 2.5; better know as Goddess Patty, she was only 57 years of age. Priscilla, Perez’s daughter, said this about her mother:
On Friday, September 17 our world was crushed. Our mom left this earth at 1:51pm. For anyone who didn’t know she had gone through months of health issues. We want to express our immense gratitude for the love and kindness everyone has shown to our mom. Being able to entertain and bring light and happiness to people was the highlight of her life. She was so proud of the work she did in the film industry.”
Patty Perez caught her big break when she appeared in Jackass 2 in a bit called Magic Trick where she would completely envelope Wee-Man by laying on him horizontally while he was on a bed. She was a large woman, intentionally, known as a feeder as per her introduction in Jackass 2. Johnny Knoxville and ultimate creep John Waters were present for this bit and had a hard time finding Knoxville’s Jackass cohort under her. She was such a hit that they asked her back for the direct to DVD half-sequel, Jackass 2.5, where they added an extra step to Magic Trick by having Wee Man not only be enveloped by her, but by also having him slide out as if he were being born.
Patty also appeared in an episode of My Big Fat Fetish… Here we saw her sitting on men who wanted to fulfill their fantasies.
The family has set up a GoFundMe page if you’re interested in donating, the family’s goal is to raise money to cover the funeral and other expenses. Patty Perez leaves behind her 3 children, Joe, Priscilla, and Richard; along with Priscilla’s grandmother, Mary and 7 grandchildren.