‘Celebration of Life’ held for Jose Wejebe at IGFA

Many offer memories of the popular TV host

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Photo courtesy Andy Newman

Family, friends and colleagues of Jose Wejebe filled the room at a “Celebration of Life” memorial service held Sunday at IGFA headquarters in Dania Beach, Florida. The popular ‘Spanish Fly’ host was well-remembered for his expertise, colorful personality and charitable nature.

Wejebe died in a single-engine plane crash in southwest Florida on April 6. He was 54.

Steve Waters of the_ Sun Sentinel_ reported from Sunday's event and talked with those who were close to Wejebe.

Last week, we also heard from Wejebe's colleagues on the Hell's Bay pro team — including Chico Fernandez, Flip Pallot and Hell's Bay president Chris Peterson — who had many kind words regarding his substantial influence on the fishing world.

Many of our own readers have also posted comments remembering Wejebe. You can read them at the bottom of the page here or leave one of your own.