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Wrestling Obituaries

Picture Wrestler Age Date of Death Place of Death Cause of Death Ref.
Baron Mikel Scicluna Baron Mikel Scicluna 81 March 20, 2010 Cancer [1][2]
Corsica Joe Corsica Joe 90 March 14, 2010 Nashville, Tennessee [3][4]
Jerry Valiant Jerry Valiant 68 March 11, 2010 [5][6]
Sandy Scott Sandy Scott 75 March 11, 2010 Pancreatic cancer [7]
Angelo Poffo Angelo Poffo 84 March 4, 2010 Sarasota, Florida [8]
Jack Brisco Jack Brisco 68 February 1, 2010 Tampa, Florida Complications of open heart surgery [9]
Nick Pacchiano 72 January 24, 2010 Health complications
Ida Mae Martinez Ida Mae Martinez 78 January 19, 2010
Ed Chuman Dr. X
Ed Chuman
62 January 15, 2010 Illness
Ludvig Borga Ludvig Borga 47 January 8, 2010 Helsinki, Finland Suicide [10]
The Medic
Jim White
67 January 7, 2010 Cancer
Steve Williams "Dr. Death" Steve Williams 49 December 29, 2009 Denver, Colorado Throat cancer [11]
Umaga Umaga 36 December 4, 2009 Houston, Texas Acute toxicity [12][13]
Lou Albano Captain Lou Albano 76 October 14, 2009 Carmel, New York Natural causes
Lester Welch September 18, 2009 Pensacola, Florida [14]
"Pitbull" Kerry Brown 51 September 10, 2009 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Liver failure [15]
Butcher Brannigan 61 September 7, 2009
Peter Goodman 29 August 26, 2009 Overdose of Painkillers
Karl Von Hess 90 August 12, 2009 Alzheimer's disease
Gladys "Killem" Gillem 88 August 12, 2009 Pensacola, Florida Alzheimer's disease
The Zodiac 77 August 5, 2009 Pancreatic cancer
Waldo Von Erich 75 July 5, 2009 Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Billy Red Lyons 77 June 22, 2009 Cancer
Mitsuharu Misawa Mitsuharu Misawa 46 June 13, 2009 Hiroshima, Japan Likely a cervical spinal cord injury
Died in the ring
John Tolos 78 May 29, 2009 Los Angeles, California Renal failure
Princess Jasmine 60 May 8, 2009
"Playboy" Buddy Rose 56 April 28, 2009 Vancouver, Washington Natural causes
Abismo Negro Abismo Negro 37 March 22, 2009 El Rosario, Sinaloa, Mexico Drowning
Steven Dunn
Steve Doll
48 March 22, 2009 Nashville, Tennessee Blood clot
Test Test 33 March 12, 2009 Tampa, Florida Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
The Beast 70 March 4, 2009 Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada Cancer
Robert Bruce 65 March 2, 2009 Auckland, New Zealand Illness
Moondog Cujo 48 January 13, 2009 Franklin, Indiana Heart attack
Rollin' Hard December 26, 2008 Cancer
Mike Bell 37 December 14, 2008 Costa Mesa, California
Special Delivery Jones 63 October 26, 2008 Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda Stroke
Pee Wee James 75 September 16, 2008 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Illness [16]
Killer Kowalski Killer Kowalski 81 August 30, 2008 Malden, Massachusetts Taken off life support after a Heart attack
Ron Hill 73 August 27, 2008 Complications of Hip replacement surgery.
Alfonso Dantes Alfonso Dantes 65 July 30, 2008 Manzanillo, Colima
Cheif White Owl 72 May 23, 2008
Crusher
Ricky Cortez
77 May 16, 2008 Heart attack
Penny Banner 73 May 12, 2008 Charlotte, North Carolina Pneumonia
Leo Garibaldi Leo Garibaldi 78 May 12, 2008 Las Vegas, Nevada Alzheimer's disease [17]
Judy Grable 82 May 8, 2008
Yvon Robert, Jr. 65 April 30, 2008 Heart attack [18]
Sarah Lee 76 April 5, 2008 Alzheimer's disease
Ron Slinker 62 March 28, 2008 Liver failure
Gary Hart 66 March 16, 2008 Euless, Texas Heart attack
Don Curtis 80 March 6, 2008 Jacksonville, Florida Stroke
Johnny Weaver 72 February 15, 2008 Charlotte, North Carolina Natural causes [19]
The Elephant Boy 76 February 6, 2008 [20]
Arman Hussian Arman Hussian 62 January 10, 2008 Dallas, Texas [21]
Randy Barber 49 January 1, 2008 Harpersville, Alabama Heart attack
Doby Gillis 44 December 23, 2007 Heart attack
El Gran Marcus November 15, 2007 Diabetes
The Fabulous Moolah The Fabulous Moolah 84 November 2, 2007 Columbia, South Carolina Possible heart attack or blood clot
Rey Urbano 83 October 16, 2007 Las Vegas, Nevada
Enrique Torres 85 September 10, 2007 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Billy Darnell 81 September 7, 2007 Maple Shade, New Jersey
Karloff Lagarde 79 August 31, 2007 Stroke
The Missing Link The Missing Link 68 August 16, 2007 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Cancer
Brian Adams Brian Adams
Crush
44 August 13, 2007 Tampa, Florida
Bronko Lubich 81 August 11, 2007 Plano, Texas [22]
Scott Dumas 44 August 7, 2007 Florida
Karl Gotch Karl Gotch 82 July 28, 2007 Tampa, Florida
Tor Kamata Tor Kamata 70 July 23, 2007 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada Heart disease
Ronnie P. Gossett July 23, 2007 Nashville, Tennessee Colon cancer
John Kronus John Kronus
The Eliminator
38 July 18, 2007 Laconia, New Hampshire Heart failure
Moondog Nathan 37 July 4, 2007 Heart attack
Chris Benoit Chris Benoit 40 June 25, 2007 Fayetteville, Georgia Suicide [23][24][25]
Biff Wellington Biff Wellington 42 June 24, 2007 Lloydminster, Alberta, Canada Heart attack
Nancy Benoit Nancy Benoit
Woman
43 June 23, 2007 Fayetteville, Georgia Murdered by Chris Benoit [23][24][25]
Sherri Martel "Sensational" Sherri Martel 49 June 15, 2007 Birmingham, Alabama Overdose [26]
Sandy Barr 69 June 2, 2007 Portland, Oregon Heart attack
Sonny Myers Sonny Myers 83 May 7, 2007 Illness [27]
Abe Coleman 101 March 28, 2007 Queens, New York Kidney failure
Arnold Skaaland Arnold Skaaland 82 March 13, 2007 Whtie Plains, New York [28]
Ernie "The Cat" Ladd 68 March 10, 2007 Franklin, Louisiana Cancer
Black Shadow 85 March 8, 2007 Mexico City, Mexico Pneumonia
Bad News Brown Bad News Brown
Bad News Allen
63 March 6, 2007 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Heart attack
Ray "Thunder" Stern 74 March 6, 2007 Dallas, Texas Complications from heart surgery
Tracy Richards 50 February 25, 2007 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Cancer
Mike Awesome Mike Awesome 42 February 17, 2007 Tampa, Florida Suicide
Bam Bam Bigelow Bam Bam Bigelow 45 January 19, 2007 Hudson, Florida Arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease
Cocoa Samoa 61 January 9, 2007 Killeen, Texas
Super Destroyer 66 December 16, 2006 Wetaskiwin, Alberta Heart attack and Leukaemia
Tiger Conway, Sr. 74 November 13, 2006 Houston, Texas Stroke and Brain aneurysm
Sputnik Monroe 77 November 3, 2006 Florida
Kintaro Ohki 77 October 26, 2006 Seoul, South Korea Renal insufficiency and Kidney failure
Joey Maggs 37 October 15, 2006
Antonio Peña 53 October 5, 2006 Mexico City, Mexico Heart attack
Keith Eric 48 September 30, 2006
Billy Firehawk 40 July 17, 2006 Diabetes
Bob Orton Sr Bob Orton, Sr. 76 July 16, 2006 Las Vegas, Nevada Heart attack
Tiger Kahn 33 June 26, 2006 California
Crazy Luke Graham 66 June 23, 2006 Georgia Heart failure
Earthquake Earthquake 42 June 7, 2006 Sanford, Florida Bladder cancer
Prince Pullins Prince Pullins 74 June 1, 2006 Indianapolis, Indiana
Apache Bull Ramos 71 May 27, 2006 Houston, Texas Shoulder infection
Cowboy Bob Yuma 55 May 23, 2006 Phoenix, Arizona Lung disease
Sam Steamboat 71 May 2, 2006 Honolulu, Hawaii Alzheimer's disease
Kay Noble 65 April 27, 2006 Amarillo, Texas Stomach cancer
Johnny Grunge Johnny Grunge 39 February 16, 2006 Peachtree City, Georgia Sleep apnea complications
Jackie Pallo 79 February 14, 2006 Ramsgate, Kent Cancer
Emory Hale 36 January 28, 2006 Kidney problems
El Texano 47 January 15, 2006 Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Respiratory failure
Ricky Romero 74 January 15, 2006 Diabetes
Eddie Gerrero Eddie Guerrero 38 November 13, 2005 Minneapolis, Minnesota Heart failure
The Crusher
Reggie Lisowski
79 October 22, 2005
Stevie Lee October 12, 2005 Brain aneurysm
Bob 'Legs' Langevin 91 October 8, 2005
Gene Stanlee 88 September 23, 2005 Los Angeles, California
Czaya Bob Nandor 80 August 30, 2010 Cancer
Ed White 56 August 25, 2005 Heart failure
Chri$ Ca$h 23 August 18, 2005 Glassboro, New Jersey Motorcycle accident
Chris Tolos 75 August 13, 2005 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Cancer
Alfred Hayes 76 July 21, 2005 Dallas, Texas Stroke
Miguel Perez Sr. 68 July 16, 2005 Heart attack
Shinya Hashimoto 40 July 11, 2005 Tokyo, Japan Brain aneurysm
Rod Trongard 72 June 17, 2005 Southern Minnesota, Minneapolis Liver cancer
Spider
Daniel Quirk
22 May 28, 2005 Taunton, Massachusetts Wrestling accident
Died in the ring
Chris Candido Chris Candido 33 April 28, 2005 Matawan, New Jersey Blood clot
Tony Lanza 84 January 20, 2005 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Accident
"Pistol" Pez Whatley 54 January 18, 2005 Chattanooga, Tennessee
"Dandy" Jack Donovan 76 November 27, 2004 Construction accident
Marianna Komlos 25 September 26, 2004 Breast cancer
Big Boss Man The Big Boss Man 41 September 22, 2004 Dallas, Georgia Heart attack
Jim Barnett 80 September 18, 2004 Cancer
Dr. Wagner, Sr. September 12, 2004 Heart attack
Pat Roach 67 July 17, 2004 Throat Cancer
James Dudley 92 June 1, 2004
Pepper Gomez 77 May 6, 2004 Health problems
The Great Goliath 69 April 12, 2004 Las Vegas, Nevada Heart failure
Hercules Hernandez 47 March 6, 2004 Heart disease
Hard Boiled Haggerty 78 January 27, 2004 Malibu, California
Beetlejuice 42 January 25, 2004 Hays, Kansas Car accident
Jack Tunney 68 January 24, 2004 Lindsay, Ontario
Danny Fargo 44 December 26, 2003 Nicholasville, Kentucky Cancer
Mike Lozansky 35 December 18, 2003
Malice 35 December 6, 2003 Tokyo, Japan Heart attack
Larry Latham 51 November 29, 2003 Memphis, Tennessee Heart attack
In the ring
Dick Hutton 80 November 24, 2003 Tulsa, Oklahoma
Crash Holly 32 November 6, 2003 Navarre, Florida Suicide
Floyd Creatchman 46 October 25, 2003 Crohn’s disease
Road Warrior Hawk Road Warrior Hawk 46 October 19, 2003 Indian Rocks Beach, Florida Heart attack
Stu Hart 88 October 16, 2003 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Natural causes
Boris Volkoff 76 October 15, 2003 Las Vegas, Nevada Heart disease
Pitbull #2 36 September 25, 2003 Misquamicut, Rhode Island Drug overdose
Freddie Blassie "Classy" Freddie Blassie 85 June 2, 2003 Hartsdale, New York Heart and Kidney failure
Kurt Von Poppenheim 89 May 1, 2003 Sunnyside, Washington
Miss Elizabeth Miss Elizabeth 42 May 1, 2003 Atlanta, Georgia Drug overdose
Ray Mendoza 73 April 17, 2003 Heart attack
Sailor Art Thomas 79 March 20, 2003
Kodo Fuyuki 42 March 19, 2003 Yokohama, Japan
Tony Altomare 74 February 18, 2003 Stamford, Connecticut Heart attack
Mr. Perfect Mr. Perfect 44 February 10, 2003 Tampa, Florida Drug overdose
The Original Sheik 76 January 18, 2003 Williamston, Michigan Natural causes
Mr. Wrestling 60 November 30, 2002 Charlotte, North Carolina Heart attack
Billy Travis 40 November 23, 2002 Lexington, Kentucky Heart attack
Tsuneharu Sugiyama 62 November 22, 2002
Rocco Rock Rocco Rock 49 September 21, 2002 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Heart attack
Don Owen 90 August 1, 2002 Eugene, Oregon Natural causes
Davey Boy Smith Davey Boy Smith 39 May 18, 2002 Invermere, British Columbia, Canada Heart attack
Big Dick Dudley 34 May 16, 2002 Copiague, New York Kidney failure
Shoichi Arai 36 May 16, 2002 Toyko, Japan Suicide
George Gordienko 74 May 13, 2002 Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada Melanoma cancer
Lou Thesz Lou Thesz 86 April 28, 2002 Natural causes
Wahoo McDaniel Wahoo McDaniel 63 April 18, 2002 Houstan, Texas
Dino Casanova 35 March 1, 2002 Overdose
Swede Hanson 68 February 19, 2002 Columbia, South Carolina Alzheimers, Diabetes
Nelson Royal 70 February 4, 2002 Heart attack
Helen Hart 76 November 4, 2001 Stroke
Chris Adams 46 October 7, 2001 Waxahachie, Texas Shot in the chest
Terry Gordy 40 July 16, 2001 Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee Blood cot
Johnny Valentine 72 April 24, 2001 River Oaks, Texas Natural causes
Yokozuna Yokozuna 34 October 23, 2000 Liverpool, England Heart failure
Gordon Solie 71 July 27, 2000 New Port Richey, Florida Throat cancer
Bobby Duncum, Jr. 34 January 24, 2000 Austin, Texas Overdose
Gary Albright 36 January 7, 2000 Hazleton, Pennsylvania Heart attack
Died in the ring
Hiro Matsuda 62 November 27, 1999 Tampa, Florida Cancer
Tony Rumble 43 November 13, 1999 Heart attack
Gorilla Monsoon Gorilla Monsoon 62 October 6, 1999 Willingboro, New Jersey Heart failure
Mark Curtis 37 September 8, 1999 Cancer
Owen Hart Owen Hart 34 May 23, 1999 Kansas City, Missouri Harness accident
Rick Rude Rick Rude 40 April 20, 1999 Alpharetta, Georgia Heart failure
The Renegade The Renegade 33 February 23, 1999 Suicide
Giant Baba 61 January 31, 1999 Sanjo, Niigata, Japan Cancer
Giant Haystacks 51 November 29, 1998 Cancer
Junkyard Dog 45 June 2, 1998 Forest, Mississippi Car crash
Louie Spicolli 27 February 15, 1998 Los Angeles, California Overdose
Bobo Brazil 73 January 20, 1998 St. Joseph, Michigan Stroke
Big Daddy Big Daddy 67 December 2, 1997 Southport, Merseyside Stroke
Brian Pillman Brian Pillman 35 October 5, 1997 Bloomington, Minnesota Arteriosclerotic heart disease
Dick Murdoch 49 June 15, 1996 Canyon, Texas
Big John Studd 47 March 20, 1995 Burke, Virginia Liver cancer and Hodgkin's disease
Dino Bravo 44 March 11, 1993 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Shot to death
Kerry Von Erich 33 February 18, 1993 Suicide
Andre the Giant André the Giant 46 January 27, 1993 Paris, France Heart attack
Buddy Rogers Buddy Rogers 71 June 26, 1992 Stroke
Tojo Yamamoto 65 February 19, 1992 Hermitage, Tennessee Suicide
Buzz Sawyer 32 February 7, 1992 Sacramento, California Heart failure
Wilbur Snyder 62 December 25, 1991 Pompano Beach, Florida Cancer
Dick the Bruiser 62 November 10, 1991 Tampa, Florida Internal bleeding
Gene Anderson 52 October 31, 1991 Heart attack
Chris Von Erich 21 September 12, 1991 Suicide
Pat O'Connor 65 August 16, 1990 Cancer
Gory Guerrero 69 April 18, 1990 El Paso, Texas Prostate cancer
Whipper Billy Watson 74 February 4, 1990 Orlando, Florida Heart attack
Bronko Nagurski 81 January 7, 1990 International Falls, Minnesota
Haystacks Calhoun Haystacks Calhoun 55 December 7, 1989 Collin County, Texas
Paul Boesch 76 March 7, 1989 Sugar Land, Texas Heart attack
Leroy McGuirk 77 September 9, 1988 Claremore, Oklahoma
Leroy Brown 78 September 6, 1988 Heart attack
Bruiser Brody 42 July 17, 1988 Bayamón, Puerto Rico Stabbed to death
Adrian Adonis 33 July 4, 1988 Lewisporte, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Car accident
Yukon Eric
Scott Irwin
35 September 5, 1987 Brain Tumor
King Kong Kirk 50 August 24, 1987 Norfolk, England Heart condition
Mike Von Erich 23 April 16, 1987 Lake Dallas, Texas Overdose on sleeping pills
El Solitario 39 April 6, 1986 Cardiac arrest
Warren Bockwinkel 74 March 25, 1986 St. Louis, Missouri Heart attack
Rick McGraw 30 November 1, 1985 Heart attack
Gino Hernandez 28 February 2, 1986 Highland Park, Texas Cocaine overdose
Jay Youngblood 30 September 2, 1985 Melbourne, Australia Ruptured spleen
Eddie Graham 55 January 21, 1985 Chattanooga, Tennessee Suicide
Argentina Apollo 46 August 2, 1984 Heart attack
Vince McMahon, Sr Vince McMahon, Sr. 69 May 24, 1984 North Miami, Florida Pancreatic cancer
David Von Erich 25 February 10, 1984 Tokyo, Japan Acute enteritis
The Grand Wizard 54 October 12, 1983 Fort Lauderdale, Florida Heart attack
Bearcat Wright 50 August 28, 1982 Sickle cell anemia
Peter Maivia 45 June 13, 1982 Hawaii Cancer
Jim Londos 78 August 19, 1975 Argos, Greece Heart attack
Bobby Shane 27 February 20, 1973 Tampa, Florida Plane crash
Dory Funk Sr Dory Funk, Sr. 54 June 3, 1973 Amarillo, Texas Heart attack
Skull Murphy Skull Murphy 39 March 23, 1970 Charlotte, North Carolina Overdosed on sleeping pills
Mike DiBiase "Iron" Mike Dibiase 45 July 2, 1969 Amarillo, Texas Heart attack
Died in the ring
Stanislaus Zbyszko Stanislaus Zbyszko 88 September 23, 1967 Heart attack
Ed Lewis Ed "The Strangler" Lewis 75 August 8, 1966 New York, New York Natural causes
Eric Holmback Yukon Eric
Eric Holmback
40 January 16, 1965 Cartersville, Georgia Suicide
Gorgeous George Gorgeous George 48 December 26, 1963 Heart attack
Earl Caddock Earl Caddock 62 August 25, 1950 Heart attack
Frank Gotch Frank Gotch 39 December 16, 1917 Humboldt, Iowa Uremic poisoning

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  1. WWE hall of famer passes away on WrestleView.com
  2. Baron Mikel Scicluna Passes Away on 411mania.com
  3. NWA Hall of Famer passes away on WrestleView.com
  4. Other News: NWA Hall of Famer Corsica Joe dies today at age 90 on Pro Wrestling Torch
  5. Former WWWF champion dies on WrestleView.com
  6. John Hill, man of many faces, dies at 68 on SLAM! Wrestling
  7. Sandy Scott passes away on WrestleView.com
  8. Angelo Poffo passes away on WrestleView.com
  9. Jack Brisco passes away on WrestleView.com
  10. Ludvig Borga passes away on WrestleView.com
  11. 'Dr. Death' Steve Williams passes away passes away on WrestleView.com
  12. WWE.com confirms Umaga's death on WrestleView.com
  13. Cause of death for "Umaga" revealed on WrestleView.com
  14. Lester Welch passes away on WrestleView.com
  15. Kerry Brown dead at 51 on SLAM! Wrestling
  16. Pee Wee James a pioneer midget wrestler on SLAM! Wrestling
  17. Leo Garibaldi dead at 78 on SLAM! Wrestling
  18. Yvon Robert Jr. dead at 65 on SLAM! Wrestling
  19. Johnny Weaver dead at 72 on SLAM! Wrestling
  20. The wild life of "Elephant Boy" Bill Olivas on SLAM! Wrestling
  21. The mystery of Arman Hussian on SLAM! Wrestling
  22. The life of Bronko Lubich: Wrestler, referee and trainer on SLAM! Wrestling
  23. 23.0 23.1 Chris Benoit: Professional Wrestler, Murderer, Suicide on FOXNews
  24. 24.0 24.1 Canadian wrestler Chris Benoit, family found dead on CBC.ca
  25. 25.0 25.1 WWE cancels Canadian dates on SLAM! Wrestling
  26. "Sensational" Sherri passes away on WWE.com
  27. Sonny Myers dead at 83 on SLAM! Wrestling
  28. Arnold Skaaland passes away on WWE.com