Saturday, June 30, 2007

Deceased Professional Wrestlers

Here is a list of professional wrestlers who did not live to be 50 years old. Next to their name is the age they were at the time of death, the year they died, and how. I have also put a link to each wrestler's wikipedia entry.

If I have missed someone, please let me know and I will add them.


Adrian Adonis, 33

1988, car accident


Andre the Giant, 46
1993, congestive heart failure



Bam Bam Bigelow
, 46
2007, complications from diabetes



Big Boss Man
Ray Traylor, 42
2004, heart attack



Big John Studd, 47
1995, Hodgkin's disease



Chris Benoit
, 40
2007, suicide


"Woman" Nancy Benoit, 43
2007, murdered



Dino Bravo
, 42
1993, murdered



Bruiser Brody
, 42
1988, murdered



The Brittish Bulldog Davey Boy Smith, 39
2002, heart attack



Chris Candido
, 33
2005, complications from surgery



John "Earthquake" Tenta, 42
2006, bladder cancer


Eddie Guerrero, 38
2005, heart failure



Miss Elizabeth
, 42
2003, accidental overdose



Owen Hart, 34
1999, in ring accident



Road Warrior Hawk
, 46
2003, heart attack



Hercules Hernandez
, 46
2004, heart disease



"Crash Holly"
Mike Lockwood, 32
2003, overdose



Junk Yard Dog
, 45
1998, car accident



"Mr. Perfect" Curt Henning, 44
2003, possible overdose



"Flyin" Brian Pillman
, 35
1997, heart disease



The Public Enemy

Rocco Rock , 49
2002, heart attack
Johnny Grunge, 40
2006, sleep apnea



"Ravishing" Rick Rude
, 40
1999, overdose/heart failure



"Sensational" Sherri
Martel, 49
2007, cause of death unknown at present time



David Von Erich
, 25
1984, overdose




Mike Von Erich
, 24
1987, suicide

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Chris Von Erich
, 22
1991, suicide



"The Texas Tornado" Kerry Von Erich
, 33
1993, suicide



Yokozuna
, 34
2000, heart attack

3 comments:

Lomax said...

Also Gino Hernandez, died in 1986 at 28 years old.

j. leo said...

I can't think of anyone on this list, but my friend Steve has an interesting ongoing list of all the wrestlers who have just died this year. Most of them are fairly young. Benoit was the most stunning, not just because of how that all went down, but because that was his favorite guy.

Wait, there were three guys from one family who all killed themselves in a seven year span? I never heard that.

katt said...

got a few for ya...Rick Martell,
Eddie Gilbert 33, Bobby Duncam Jr 34, Owen Hart 34, Luna Vachon 40, Terry Gordy 40, Big Boss Man 42, Brian Adams 43, Chris Adams 46, Dick Murdoch 49