GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN:
Our thoughts and prayers go out
to all these wrestler's families and friends.
Mexican lucha star Emilio Charles Jr., who wrestled
in the 1980s and 1990s has passed away from kidney failure. He was 56. December 2012
Savannah Jack, real name Jack
Russell, who wrestled for Bill Watts' UWF in the mid-1980s, passed away on January 17 2012. He was 63.
Referee Paul Morton passed away Friday December 17, 2010. Morton was also the father of
Rock n Roll Express' Ricky Morton.
August 14, 2010
Lance Cade (real name Lance
died this morning at the age of 29.
June 25, 2010
El Scorpio, real name Rafael Nunez, passed up today in Mexico. he was 57.
April 21, 2010
George” Grant, who was one of the imitators of the more famous Gorgeous George Wagner, died today in in Columbia,
SC. He was 85.
April 3, 2010
Former WCW and WWE wrestler Chris Kanyon has died at the age of 40 from an over dose of pills.
He was found in his appartment.
His real name Chris Klucsaritis, is best remembered for his work in WCW, as the masked
Mortis then later using the Kanyon name, also being part of the InVasion in WWE.
he suffered from bipolar
disorder and had apparently battled with suicidal thoughts in the past, including an admitted sleeping pill overdose in 2003.
March 24, 2010
Former WWE referee Jack Savage passed away on Sunday at the age of 60. Savage refereed in Boston and Pennsylvania
for the WWE and was at most WWE television tapings in Pennsylvania during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
March 22, 2010
WWE Hall of Famer "Baron" Mikel Scicluna (Mike Scicluna) passed away Saturday at the age of 80. Scicluna was born
in Malta but spent much of his life living in Toronto.
March 15, 2010
Francois Miquet, who's ring
name was Corsica Joe, died in Nashville, Tn., at the age of 90.
of famer ...JACK BRISCO (68 years old)
1941 - 2010
January 22, 2010
Finland officials have stated
that Tony Halme (Ludwig Borga) took his own life with a pistol. He was dead for two days before his body was discovered on
Ida Mae Martinez Selenkow passed away...she was 78
December 29, 2009
Wrestling legend Steve
"Dr. Death" Williams lost his battle with cancer
and has passed away.
December 4, 2009
Eddie Fatu, best known as Umaga from his days in WWE, died today in a Houston
hospital following a heart attack. He was 36.
August 13, 2009
Women's wrestling pioneer Gladys "Kill'em" Gillem
died . She was 87.
July 24, 2009
Former WWE developmental wrestler Damien Steele died Wednesday. An autopsy is
being conducted to determine the cause of death.
Former WWE star Andrew "Test" Martin has died
at his condo in Tampa Bay, Florida. He was 33 years old.
Dianne Moody, the wife of 30 years to former WWE manager Paul Bearer (William Moody), passed away January
31st in her sleep at age 48 at their home in Mobile, Alabama. She had been battling cancer for years. They have two sons,
Michael and Daniel, and Daniel has been wrestling as D.J. Pringle.
October 16, 2008
The Wrestling Observer reported earlier today that Jack Reynolds, a wrestling announcer
in the NWF, IWA and WWF in the 1970s and 80s passed away earlier this morning at the age of 71.
Reynolds had been in
the hospital following heart bypass
April 13, 2008
"Wild" Bill Savage, died April 13th, in Portland, Oregon. He had been hospitalized for close to
a year suffering from Alzheimer's.
Gary Hart died Sunday March 16, 2008 ...as a manager..he had one of the greatest minds for professional
January 17, 2008
Holmes, who was part of the "Iron Curtain". defense of the NFL Pittsburgh Steelers, died in an auto accident.
He was 59.
December 23, 2007
Greg Gillies, better known to fans
in British Columbia as Mr. Gillis and Doby Gillis, died on Sunday of a heart attack at his home in B.C. He was 44. He has
Born in Cornach, Saskatchewan on June 14, 1963, Gillies broke into pro wrestling in 1985
a 1980s wrestler known as the Angel of Death, the Russian Assassin and the Black Scorpion,
has died in Bedford, TX.
He later Sheldon managed a gentlemen's club near Dallas.
He was 43.
has died at the age of 87. Born Thomas Moore, Dempsey was among the biggest names in England during
the 1950s. He was the country's Welterweight champion on numerous occasions.
November 2, 2007
Lillian Ellison, better known to the world as The Fabulous Moolah, has died. She was 84.
She was recognized
by the McMahon WWWF and WWF for 28 years.
Moolah controlled women's wrestling, by training future grapplers at
her Columbia, SC estate -- where she died on a Friday night -- and then booking them in territories and promotions across
A member of the Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame since 2003, Moolah was also inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame
She will be missed
Tom "E.T." Stanton. Described by friends and family as "a stand-up guy" and "an inspiration,"
passed awayon October 22, 2007 after a long battle with Cancer
The man known as "Shocker"
shocked his family and friends
when he passed away on October
2, 2007 from lung cancer. He was not a smoker.
He was diagnosed
with cancer in spring of 2006. Former WWE diva Amy " Lita " Dumas helped headline a benefit in September 14, 2006
in Atlanta to assist in his medical bills and create awareness.
was engaged to be married when he was diagnosed with cancer. Friends and family members were at his side when he died.
October 4, 2007
Evans, who wrestled occasionally for ECW and around Georgia died recently from lung cancer. He was 36.
August 13, 2007
Adams, who worked as Demolition Crush and was half of the Kronic tag team, has been found dead in his bed by his wife.
He was 44
July 29, 2007
Scientificwrestling.com is reporting the death of Karl Gotch on Saturday evening. Gotch is infamous for his strong style and training of many Japanese wrestlers.
He was 83 years old
July 19, 2007
Caiazo, better known as John Kronus, was found dead today at his apartment in New Hampshire.... no other details are
available at this time
Kronus's death follows several other passings, including fellow ECW alumni Chris Benoit
,Nancy (Woman) Benoit ,Bam Bam Bigelow and Mike Awesome , as well as several other legends such as Sherri Martel ,Bad News
Allen Coage ,Ernie Ladd Arnold Skaaland among others.
Monday, June 25, 2007
has reported that Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy (known
in the wrestling world as Woman) and their son 7 year old Daniel were found dead in their
home. An Apparent Murder/Suicide
Sherri Martel died at the age of 49.
She passed away at her mother's home
in Birmingham, Ala.
Born Sherri Russell in New Orleans on February 8, 1958,
"Big Cat" Ernie Ladd, a star NFLer and wrestler, and manager Arnold Skaaland both died this month
Skaaland was 82,
Ernie Ladd, 62, from Cancer
February 17, 2007
Former ECW World Champion
Mike Awesome (real name Michael Alfonso), was found dead in his home on Saturday evening.
He was 42 years old.
was found hanging in his home, found by friends, and suicide is suspected.
January 19, 2007
was found dead in his home in Pasco County, Fla.
Bigelow, 45, worked for WWE, ECW and WCW extensively throughout
his 20-year sports-entertainment career. A former ECW Champion, ECW Television Champion and WCW Tag Team Champion, he is perhaps
best known for his rivalry with Lawrence Taylor that culminated in the main event of WrestleMania XI in 1995.
JULY 16, 2006
Bob Orton Sr. At age76 Just
a week before his
He had suffered a heart attack on Friday at home, and another at the hospital. He had an eight hour
surgery that gave him a 20 percent chance to survive; he did, but about 10 hours after the surgery he passed away,
Johnson, who was far better known as "Crazy
Luke" Graham, passed away from a suspected
Graham, who got
his wrestling name when he was a tag
of Dr. Jerry Graham in the 60s, was a
throughout North America during the 60s and
hitting nearly every major circuit.
John "Earthquake" Tenta
June 7, 2006
Tenta passed away this morning at the age of 42 after a lengthy battle with bladder cancer. Tenta is survived by his wife
and three kids.
died May 2006
at 69 years of age
After he quit wrestling in the 1980s, Ramos ran a wrecking service in Houston, Texas
He suffered from Diabetes and countless other health issues, which included his
In October 2006 Noble was diagnosed with the fourth stage
of stomach cancer. Chemotherapy and radiation treatments were unsuccessful and doctors were unable to do anything more.
Kay died Thursday, April 27 in Amarillo, Texas,
Monday March 20, 2006
Mike Koncur, of Winnipeg. The strongman was not sick, but, died in his sleep at the age of 72
Eddie Guerrero died
November 13, 2005 at age 38
He was found dead on a Sunday morning in his hotel room in Minneapolis, Minnesota after
missing a wake-up call.
No cause of death has been reported, Guerrero is survived by his wife Vickie and three daughters:
Shaul, 14, Sherilyn, 9, and Kaylie Marie, 3.
John White on May 18, 1949 in St. John's, Newfoundland-Labrador Died in a
hospital August 26, 2005
White, who as half of The Moondogs held a WWWF tag strap as Moondog King has died at age 56. recognizable for his tattoos
and missing front teeth. He battled alcohol and drug problems, and after serving jail time found God.
White also had many health issues over the last number of years.
LORD ALFRED HAYES
He died Thursday July 21, 2005 at the age of 76
A series of recent strokes was believed
to be the cause of death at the Baylor Hospital.
JULY 16, 2005
Miguel Perez Sr., one-half
of one of the most successful tag teams of all time, died Saturday July 16, 2005 at the age of 68. Perez suffered a heart
attack while taking a morning shower at his home in Puerto Rico.
JULY 3, 1965 - JULY 11, 2005
Hashimoto has died at the age of 40. The official report from Tokyo Broadcasting System is that he died of a brain hemorrhage
in Yokohama city hospital.
CHRIS CANFDIDO _ 1972-2005
Thursday April 28,2005 Chris Candido
passed away. Chris died due to a blood clot brought on by complications with his surgery. Chris was only 33 years old.
"Dandy" Jack Donovan, died Saturday November 27, 2004... just after his
THE BIG BOSSMAN: Ray Traylor died September 22, 2004.
Traylor, 42, had not
been complaining of any pain recently other then a bad knee. His wife, Debbie, found him not breathing, and paramedics could
not revive him. He was 6 foot -6 and 330 lbs. He has two daughters.
Traylor was a prison guard in Cobb County, Georgia
before becoming a wrestler.
Info credit: (Wrestling Observer.)
Lucha legend Dr. Wagner died on September 12, 2004
Dr. Wagner, one of the legends
of lucha libre, passed away from a heart attack at his home in Torreon, Mexico. He was 68.
Wagner is survived by his
wife Magdalena and his children Oscar, Mayra, Juan Manuel and Cesar
On August 1, 2004
KEN TIMBS: passed away at his home in Atlanta, Georgia with
his family by his side. He had a hereditary heart condition and had been in poor health for some time.
one half of The Fabulous Blondes and The Hollywood Blondes, has died after a lengthy battle with cardiomyopathy and congestive
heart failure. He was 53.
Timbs is survived by his wife of 28 years, Juanita, with whom he had eight sons and one daughter.
June 30, 2004
Sandor Kovacs, a former wrestler and promoter, died at
the Lakeview Nursing Home in Vancouver, BC after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He was just a week shy of his
June 20, 2004
In Yauco, Puerto Rico, veteran wrestler Víctor "The Bodyguard"
Rodriguez suffered a heart attack and died after his match. He was 38.
June 7, 2004
Michigan wrestler and promoter "Sweet Daddy" Malcolm Monroe
died. He had a blood clot burst in his brain. Monroe was a pioneer of sorts of the hardcore promotion and worked with
Insane Championship Wrestling, among other promotions.
June 4, 2004
Kurt Von Brunner died. He was best known for the awesome
heat-generating tag team, the Von Brauners with Canadian Doug Donovan.
January 20, 2003
The Sheik is dead.
villain Edward (The Sheik) Farhat pioneered the "hardcore" school that dominates the field today, and generations
of fans loved to hate him.
He died in Williamston near Lansing at age 76 of heart failure, said his son, Edward
REAL NAME: David Smith
BORN: November 27, 1962 in Manchester, England
DIED: May 18, 2002 in Invermere, B.C.
HEIGHT: 5 ft. 11 in.
WEIGHT: 260 lbs.
HOMETOWN: Leeds, United
FINISHING MOVE: Running Bulldog Powerslam.
MAY 6, 2004
Pepper Gomez, who was known as "The Man with the Cast
Iron Stomach" and was a major star in California and Texas.
He had the the first of two emergency surgeries
in early April, and was unconscious since the second surgery on April 16.
Real name, Joseph (Jose ) Gomez,
the 1949 Mr. California was a bodybuilder, debuted as a pro wrestler in January 1953
'Love Machine' Art Barr
Art's death received major media coverage
in Mexico. He made the cover of Box y Lucha, the oldest wrestling magazine in the world, becoming the first non-Hispanic wrestler
in the magazine's 47-year history to make the cover.
On November 23rd, while home for Thanksgiving, Art passed
away in his sleep. He had a mixture of alcohol and drugs in his blood stream. He was only 28.
Andre the Giant
REAL NAME: Andre Rene Roussimoff
AKA: Jean Ferre, Giant Machine, the Colossal Connection (with Haku)
7'4", 380-520 pounds (varied considerably throughout his career)
BORN: In Grenoble, France
January 30, 1993 at 46
Though Andre The Giant was not a Canadian, we will lay claim to him because he was
truly a citizen of the world. And because he made his North American debut in the province of Quebec and lived in Montreal
in the early 70s. For a time, he was also co-owner of the Montreal promotion, and a restaurant in Montreal called Le Picher
Sylvester Ritter, known to pro wrestling fans as the "Junkyard
Dog", was killed in a car accident on Interstate 20 in central Mississippi. He was 45. Ritter, was from Charlotte,