March 14, 2010: Corsica Joe passed away at the age of 90 in Nashville, Tennessee..
Bill Behrens wrote (March 15, 2010): The NWA mourns the passing of NWA Hall Of Fame wrestler, Francois Miquet also know as Corsica Joe who died in Nashville, TN on 3-14-10 at the age of 90. Joe and his tag team partner Corsica Jean were inducted into the NWA Hall of Fame in 2008 at Phillips Arena in Atlanta, GA. The team held the NWA World Tag Team Titles (Mid-America Version) 5 different times from 1957-1959. The team was also 2 time NWA Southern Tag Team Champions (Georgia version) in 1965. Joe was married for 43 years to professional wrestler Sara Lee who died Apil 5, 2008. Both Joe & Sara appeared for NWA TNA on the early weekly PPVs.
Dave Meltzer wrote (March 15, 2010): NWA Hall of Famer Francois “Corsica Joe” Miquet passed away on Sunday in Nashville, TN. He was 90. Miquet followed his brother, Felix Miquet, into wrestling in the late-1940s, and went on to hold many regional titles with his storyline brother, Corsica Jean. He was married to lady wrestler Sara Lee for 45 years until she passed away in 2008 at the age of 76. The couple appeared together on some of the early weekly TNA PPV events at the Nashville Fairgrounds.