LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 17: In this image released on May 17, (L-R) Brian Quinn, Joe Gatto, and James Murray, winners of Best Comedy / Game Show for "Impractical Jokers", pose backstage during the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards: UNSCRIPTED in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards/Getty Images for MTV/ViacomCBS)
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Since its second season, celebrity guest star appearances, which have included the likes of Jeff Daniels, Rosie O'Donnell, and Gary Busey, have been a standard feature on "Impractical Jokers." Unfortunately, the show's esteemed list of iconic guest stars includes one person that has since tragically passed away.
In the Season 4 Episode, "Pseudo-Sumo" Joe Gatto was tricked to do battle with champion sumo wrestler Byamba while sporting an oversized diaper and light-blue bonnet. Byamba made quite the impression on the show, as he appeared again in an episode for Season 7 to terrorize Gatto, who was acting as a human massage chair.
Born Ulambayar Byambajav, Byamba started competing in Sumo at the age of 15, and from 2007 to 2019, the athlete competed in 13 US Sumo Open Tournaments and managed to win 10 gold medals in the Heavyweight Division and seven gold medals in the Openweight Division. He died at the age of 35 due to an unspecified protracted illness, according to his website.