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Wrestler Obituaries

Date Who How Age
12/16/17 Frank Gotch Uremic Poisoning 39
08/25/50 Earl Caddock Dies at home 62
05/??/71 Curtis "Spike" Peterson Fractured neck in a bout with Sam Abraham, dies in Richland Center, WI. ??
07/??/51 Jeanette Wolf Dies following tag match. 18
06/??/58 David Von Erich Dies on operating table while being treated for brain tumor. ??
??/??/59 Jack Von Erich Jr. Electrocution 7
12/26/63 "Gorgeous" George Wagner Heart Attack 48
01/16/65 Yukon Eric Suicide with a .22 calibur pistol after a match in GA. 41
08/07/66 Ed "Strangler" Lewis Dies at home in Muskogee, OK. ??
09/23/67 Stanislaus Zybysko Dies at home in Missouri. 88
07/02/69 "Iron" Mike DiBiase Heart Attack in ring following match with Man Mountain Mike in Lubbock, TX. ??
06/16/71 Alberto Torres Dies at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha, NE, as a result of injuries suffered six days earlier. ??
06/03/73 Dory Funk Sr. Dies at home in Amarillo, TX. 54
02/20/75 Bobby Shane Plane Crash ??
08/19/75 Jim Londos Heart Attack 78
??/??/78 ?? David Von Erich's infant daughter dies. ??
06/30/79 Chris Taylor Dies at home in Story City, Iowa. 29
06/13/82 High Chief Peter Maivia Dies of cancer in Hawaii. 47
10/12/83 The Grand Wizard Dies in sleep from Heart Attack at home in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 54
02/10/84 David Von Erich Dies in sleep from acute enteritis in Tokyo, Japan. 25
05/??/84 Vince McMahon Sr. no cause known ??
08/02/84 Argentina Apollo no cause known ??
01/21/85 Eddie Graham Self-inflicted gunshot wound 55
03/08/85 Bull Curry no cause known 70
05/04/85 Dan Shocket Cancer 35
09/01/85 Jay Youngblood Ruptured spleen and 3 Heart Attacks. 30
11/01/85 Rick McGraw injuries sustained in the ring? 30
02/04/86 Gino Hernandez Cocaine overdose athome in North Dallas, TX. 29
03/24/86 Warren Bockwinkel Alzheimer's disease 74
04/06/86 El Solitario Heart Attack suffered two weeks prior. 40
??/??/87 Ann Gunkel Cancer 50
04/12/87 Mike Von Erich Suicide by overdosing on Placidyl 23
08/24/87 Malcolm "King Kong" Dirk Dies during a match with Shirley Crabtree. ??
07/04/88 Adrian Adonis, Pat Kelly, and Dave McKigney Mini-van goes over a cliff killing the 3 of them, Mike Kelly survived. ??
07/17/88 Bruiser Brody Stabbed to death in dressing room prior to match. ??
09/06/88 Leroy Browm no cause known 38
09/09/88 Leroy McGuirk Dies at home. 78
02/18/89 Midred Burke no cause known 73
03/07/89 Paul Boesch Dies at home in Texas. 76
09/07/89 "Argentinian Bull" Eduardo Perez Dies at home in Tampa, FL. 61
12/07/89 "Haystacks" Calhoun Dies from bout with Diabetes. 55
01/07/90 Bronko Nagurski Dies at nursing home in MN. 81
02/04/90 "Whipper" Billy Watson Dies at home in Orlando, FL. 74
02/15/90 Mark Tendler Dies two days after being shot outside a bar he owns in Wading River, NY. 55
04/18/90 Gorry Guerrero Dies in El Paso, TX. ??
08/16/90 Pay O'Conner Cancer 65
12/31/90 Ed "The Bull" Gantner Kidney disease, first thought as suicide. 31
06/30/91 Heart Failure 70
08/25/91 Vivian Vachon and her daughter, Julie Head-on collision in Montreal. 40
09/12/91 Chris Von Erich Suicide with 9mm pistol. 21
10/31/91 Gene Anderson Heart Attack 58
11/10/91 Dick the Bruiser Afflis Dies while lifting weights 62
12/27/91 Wilbur Snyder Heart Failure 62
02/07/92 "Mad Dog" Buzz Sawyer Dies at home in Sacramento, CA. 32
02/19/92 Tojo Yamamoto Suicide with .25 calibur automatic pistol 65
04/20/92 Jimmy Lennon Sr. Heart Failure 79
06/26/92 Buddy Rogers Dies four days after suffering two strokes in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. ??
06/30/92 Stan Frazier, a.k.a. Uncle Elmer Diabetic Complications 54
09/24/92 Roy Heffernan Heart Atack in Sydney, Australia 67
01/27/93 Andre Rousimoff, a.k.a. Andre the Giant Heart Attack while at his father's funeral in France. 46
02/18/93 Kerry Von Erich Suicide with a .44 calibur handgun, one day after being indicted for cocaine possession 33
03/11/93 Dino Bravo Murdered Gangland style while sitting at home in Laval, Quebec. 44
03/25/93 Wally Karbo Heart Attack 77
06/14/93 Don Kent Leukemia 61
10/26/93 Oro Dies in ring from brain anuerism ??
11/13/93 Rufus R. Jones Heart Attack while hunting 60
12/13/93 Larry Cameron Heart Attack during a bout in Germany. 41
01/14/94 Sam Menacker Dies in Illinois 79
03/??/94 Ronnie Etchinson Natural causes ??
03/09/94 Eddie Creatchman Heart Attack in Montreal 66
05/23/94 Ray Candy Heart Attack in Decatur, GA. 43
07/04/94 Joey Marella Automobile accident in Burlington, NJ. 30
09/01/94 Boris Malenko Cancer 61
11/23/94 Art Barr Drug-related causes 28
01/22/95 Jerry "Crusher" Blackwell Complications from pneumonia 45
02/18/95 Eddie Gilbert Heart Attack 33
03/20/95 John Studd Liver cancer after 17-month battle with Hodgekin's disease. 46
05/10/95 Ilio DePaulo Struck by a car 68
10/02/95 John Ayres Liver Cancer 42
12/04/95 Little Beaver Emphysema 61
05/05/96 Ray Stevens Heart Attack 60
06/15/96 Dick Murdoch Massive Heart Attack 49
07/23/96 Herb Abrams Drug Overdose ??
08/23/96 Neil Superior Altercation with Police 33
09/10/96 Juanita Wright, a.k.a. Sapphire Heart Attack 61
01/03/97 Rick Martello not known 38
02/07/97 "Bulldog" Bob Brown not known ??
03/01/97 Frank "Gorilla" Marconi not known ??
03/24/97 Dr. Bill Miller not known ??
06/30/97 Larry O'Day not known 53
06/??/97 Stan Stasiak Heart Attack 60
08/15/97 Plum Mariko Head Trauma diring a match 29
08/31/97 Dale Lewis Leukemia ??
09/11/97 Fritz Von Erich Cancer and a Brain tumor 68
10/05/97 Brian Pillman Heart Attack from Medicine Reaction 36
01/??/98 Juanita McMahon no cause known ??
01/25/98 Bobo Brazil no cause revealed yet 73
02/15/98 Louie Spicolli Asphyxiation due to painkillers and alcohol 27
06/02/98 Junk Yard Doga Car Accident 45
06/29/98 Jose Rivera Lukemia 45
08/17/98 Brian Hauser Shot by Cops 23
01/31/99 Giant Baba Liver Failure 61
02/25/99 Rick Wilson Suicide 33
04/20/99 Rick Rude Heart Attack 39
5/23/99 Owen Hart Fell from Rafters 34
9/8/99 Brian Hildebrand Cancer ??
9/9/99 Naoko "Jackie" Satoh Stomach Cancer 41
10/6/99 Robert "Gorilla Monsoon" Marella Complications from a recent heart attack. He was also suffering from complications from diabetes. 62
11/27/99 Hiro Matsuda Cancer ??

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