Dead Wrestlers List

This is the most complete dead wrestlers list on the Internet. In it you will find wrestlers who have died in the last ten years, twenty years, and going all the way back to the late 19th century.

While many people think of wrestling as a big joke, there is one thing about wrestling that isn’t funny. The death rate among wrestlers is alarmingly high. The first time time this story was covered by the national media was in 2003 on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumble. That segment featured Vince McMahon mocking the interviewer and slapping the notes from his hands. In addition, the only wrestler to speak up for the wrestlers, Roddy Piper, was fired after the piece aired.

There is much debate about how much effect steroid use has on the premature deaths of professional wrestlers. As this list will be updated with causes of death, where available, it is beneficial to have some idea of the side effects of steroid use. While the true long term side effects are not fully known, it is believed that just a few of the side effects of steroid use include: heart disease, liver damage, kidney damage, cancer, strokes and blood clots, depression, thoughts of suicide, paranoia, hallucinations, severe mood swings, and ‘roid rage’ – severe, agressive behavior that may result in violence.

 

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Dead Wrestlers List

Name, Age, Date and Cause of Death

  1. Frank Gotch 40 December 16, 1917 Uremic Poisoning
  2. The Terrible Turk ?? July 4, 1898 Drowning
  3. Wayne Munn 35 January 9, 1931 Kidney Problems
  4. William Muldoon 88 June 3, 1933 Dies At Home
  5. Farmer Burns 75 February 9, 1937 Unknown
  6. Gus Sonnenberg 46 September 12, 1944 Tuberculosis
  7. Lord Carlton – 1947 – Unknown
  8. Bull Montana ?? January 24, 1950 Dies at Home
  9. Danno O’Mahoney 37 November 4, 1950 Auto Accident
  10. Maurice Tillet 51 August 4, 1954 Heart Disease
  11. Jess McMahon 72 November 22, 1954 Unknown
  12. Rikidozan 38 December 15, 1963 Stabbed
  13. Gorgeous George 48 December 26, 1963 Heart Attack
  14. Ed “Strangler” Lewis 76 August 7, 1966 Dies at Home
  15. Sandor Szabo 60 October 16, 1966 Heart Attack
  16. Primo Carnera 51 June 29, 1967 Cirrhosis of Liver
  17. Stanislaus Zbyszko 88 September 22, 1967 Dies at Home
  18. George Hackenschmidt 90 February 19, 1968 Dies at Home
  19. Wladek Zbyszko ?? June 10, 1968 Unknown
  20. Mike DiBiase 45 July 2, 1969 Dies in Ring
  21. Skull Murphy 39 March 23, 1970 Heart Attack
  22. Hercules Cortez 39 July 23, 1971 Auto Accident
  23. Dory Funk Sr. 54 June 3, 1973 Dies at Home
  24. Freddie (Sweetan) Prosser, 36, July 26, 1974. Accidental fire
  25. Bobby Shane 29 February 20, 1975 Auto Accident
  26. Jim Lindos 78 August 19, 1975 Heart Attack
  27. Pepe Lopez 39 July 27, 1976 Auto Accident
  28. Antonio Rocca 49 March 15, 1977 Unknown
  29. Chris Taylor 29 June 30, 1979 Prolonged Illness
  30. Billy McGuire ?? July 14, 1979 Heart Attack
  31. Peter Maivia 47 June 13, 1982 Cancer
  32. Lord Layton – January 18, 1984 of a heart attack
  33. Frank Tunney ?? May 20, 1983 Heart Attack
  34. The Grand Wizard 54 October 12, 1983 Heart Attack
  35. El Santo 67 February 5, 1984 Heart Attack
  36. David Von Erich 25 February 10, 1984 Acute Enteritis
  37. Vince McMahon Sr. 69 May 17, 1984 Cancer
  38. George Zaharias 76 May 22, 1984 Dies at Home
  39. Argentina Apollo 46 August 2, 1984 Heart Attack
  40. Eddie Graham 55 January 21, 1985 Suicide
  41. Jay Youngblood 30 September 1, 1985 Heart Attack
  42. Rick McGraw 30 November 1, 1985 Heart Attack
  43. Tarzan Tyler ?? December 20, 1985 Auto Accident
  44. Gino Hernandez 29 February 4, 1986 Cocaine Overdose
  45. Warren Bockwinkle 74 March 24, 1986 Alzheimer’s Disease
  46. El Solitario 40 April 6, 1986 Heart Attack
  47. Mike Von Erich 23 April 12, 1987 Suicide
  48. Malcolm “King Kong” Kirk ?? August 24, 1987 Heart Attack
  49. Adrian Adonis 34 July 4, 1988 Auto Accident
  50. Pat Kelly ?? July 4, 1988 Auto Accident
  51. The Canadian Wildman ?? July 4, 1988 Auto Accident
  52. Bruiser Brody 42 July 17, 1988 Stabbed
  53. Leroy Brown 38 September 6, 1988 Heart Attack
  54. Leroy McGuirk 78 September 9, 1988 Dies at Home
  55. Mildred Burke 73 February 18, 1989 Stroke
  56. Paul Boesch 76 March 7, 1989 Dies at Home
  57. Happy Humphery ?? March 14, 1989 Heart Attack
  58. Eduardo Perez 61 September 7, 1989 Dies at Home
  59. Haystacks Calhoun 55 December 7, 1989 Diabetes
  60. Bronko Nagurski 81 January 7, 1990
  61. Whipper Billy Watson 74 February 4, 1990 Dies at Home
  62. Gory Guerrero 69 April 18, 1990 Unknown
  63. Pat O’Connor 65 August 16, 1990 Cancer
  64. Ed “The Bull” Gatner 31 December 31, 1990 Suicide
  65. Duke Keomuka 70 June 30, 1991 Heart Failure
  66. Vivian Vachon 40 August 25, 1991 Auto Accident
  67. Chris Von Erich 21 September 12, 1991 Suicide
  68. Gene Anderson 58 October 31, 1991 Heart Attack
  69. Dick the Bruiser 62 November 10, 1991 Internal Bleeding
  70. Wilbur Snyder 62 December 25, 1991 Heart Failure
  71. Buzz Sawyer 32 February 7, 1992 Dies At Apartment
  72. Tojo Yamamoto 65 February 19, 1992 Suicide
  73. Jimmy Lennon Sr. 79 April 20, 1992 Heart Failure
  74. Buddy Rogers 71 June 26, 1992 Stroke
  75. Uncle Elmer 54 June 30, 1992 Diabetes
  76. Danny McShain ?? July 14, 1992 Unknown
  77. Roy Heffernan 67 September 24, 1992 Heart Attack
  78. Andre The Giant 46 January 27, 1993 Heart Attack
  79. Kerry Von Erich 33 February 18, 1993 Suicide
  80. Dino Bravo 44 March 11, 1993 Drive-By Shooting
  81. Wally Karbo 77 March 25, 1993 Heart Attack
  82. D.J. Peterson 33 May 25, 1993 Unknown
  83. Don Kent 61 June 14, 1993 Leukemia
  84. Brazo de Oro ?? October 26, 1993 Brain Aneurysm
  85. Rufus R. Jones 60 November 13, 1993 Heart Attack
  86. Larry Cameron 41 December 13, 1993 Heart Attack
  87. Eddie Creatchman 66 March 9, 1994 Heart Attack
  88. Ray Candy 43 May 23, 1994 Heart Attack
  89. George “Crybaby” Cannon 62 July 1, 1994 Cancer
  90. Joey Marella 30 July 4, 1994 Auto Accident
  91. Boris Malenko 61 September 1, 1994 Cancer
  92. Art Barr 28 November 23, 1994 Drug-Related Cause
  93. Jerry Blackwell 45 January 22, 1995 Pneumonia
  94. Eddie Gilbert 33 February 18, 1995 Heart Attack
  95. Big John Studd 46 March 20, 1995 Hodgkin’s Disease
  96. Ilio DiPaolo Auto 68 May 10, 1995 Auto Accident
  97. Killer Karl Krupp 62 October 24, 1995 Heart Attack
  98. Little Beaver 61 December 4, 1995 Emphysema
  99. Ray Stevens 60 May 3, 1996 Heart Attack
  100. Dick Murdoch 49 June 15, 1996 Heart Attack
  101. The Missouri Mauler 45 July 19, 1996 Heart Attack
  102. Herb Abrams 41 July 23, 1996 Drug Overdose
  103. Neil Superior 33 August 23, 1996 Heart Attack
  104. Sapphire 61 September 10, 1996 Heart Attack
  105. Dr. Jerry Graham 58 January 24, 1997 Stroke
  106. Bulldog Bob Brown 58 February 6, 1997 Heart Attack
  107. Dr. Bill Miller 69 March 24, 1997 Heart Attack
  108. Stan Stasiak 60 June 12, 1997 Heart Failure
  109. Larry O’Day 53 June 30, 1997 Liver Cancer
  110. Plum Mariko 29 August 16, 1997 Brain Aneurysm
  111. Jeep Swenson 40 August 19, 1997 Heart Attack
  112. Dale Lewis 62 August 30, 1997 Leukemia
  113. Fritz Von Erich 68 September 10, 1997 Cancer
  114. Dick “Bulldog” Brower 63 September 16, 1997 Diabetes
  115. Brian Pillman 35 October 5, 1997 Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease
  116. Big E Sleaze 22 October 26, 1997 Suicide
  117. Stanley Blackburn 80 November 20, 1997 Unknown
  118. Bobo Brazil 74 January 20, 1998 Heart Problems
  119. Louie Spiccoli 27 February 15, 1998 Carisopridol Overdose
  120. Junkyard Dog 45 June 1, 1998 Auto Accident
  121. The Spoiler 56 June 20, 1998 Heart Failure
  122. Shane Shamrock 23 August 17, 1998 Shot by Police
  123. Terry Garvin 60 August 17, 1998 Cancer
  124. Giant Haystacks 55 November 30, 1998 Stomach Cancer
  125. Brady Boone 40 December 15, 1998 Auto Accident
  126. Sam Mushnick 93 December 31, 1998 Internal Bleeding
  127. Shohei “Baba” Giant 61 January 31, 1999 Bowel Cancer
  128. The Renegade 23 February 23, 1999 Suicide
  129. Kurt Von Hess 65 March 13, 1999 Heart Attack
  130. Rick Rude 41 April 20, 1999 Heart Attack
  131. Owen Hart 🙁 33 May 23, 1999 Accidental Fall
  132. The Sarge Donnie York Sr. 50 May 25, 1999 Complications of Diabetes
  133. Jackie Sato 41 August 9, 1999 Stomach Cancer
  134. Mark Curtis 38 September 8, 1999 Stomach Cancer
  135. Gorilla Monsoon 62 October 6, 1999 Heart Illness
  136. Tony Rumble 43 November 13, 1999 Heart Attack
  137. Hiro Matsuda 62 November 27, 1999 Cancer
  138. Gary Albright 34 January 7, 2000 Heart Attack
  139. Al Costello 80 January 22, 2000 Pneumonia
  140. Bobby Duncum Jr. 34 January 24, 2000 Drug Overdose
  141. Liz Chase 45 February 29, 2000 Died During Surgery
  142. Masakazu Fukada 27 April 19, 2000 Internal Bleeding on Brain
  143. Tom Renesto (Assassin #1) 72 April 25, 2000 Heart Failure
  144. Tomomi “Jumbo” Tsuruta 49 May 16, 2000 Internal Bleeding
  145. Gordon Solie 71 July 27, 2000 Cancer
  146. Tony Parisi 58 August 18, 2000 Heart Attack
  147. Chris Duffy 36 August 25, 2000 Seizure
  148. Toru Tanaka 70 August 22, 2000 Natural Causes
  149. “Klondike” Bill Soloweyko 68 October 3, 2000 Bulbar Palsy
  150. Leo Nomellini 76 October 17, 2000 Stroke
  151. “Yokozuna” Rodney Anoia 34 October 22, 2000 Heart Attack
  152. The Blue Demon 78 December 16, 2000 Heart Attack
  153. Benny McGuire 54 March 26, 2001 Heart Attack
  154. “Red Shoes” Dugan ?? March 26, 2001 Parkinson’s Disease
  155. Johnny Valentine 73 April 24, 2001 Natural Causes
  156. Terry Gordy 40 July 16, 2001 Heart Attack
  157. Rhonda Singh (Bertha Faye) 40 July 27, 2001 Unknown
  158. Dennis Coraluzzo 48 July 29, 2001 Stroke
  159. Chris Adams 46 October 7, 2001 Shot to Death
  160. Chief Dave Foxx 44 October 28, 2001 Heart Attack
  161. Helen Hart 77 November 4, 2001 Organ Failure
  162. Russ Haas 27 December 15, 2001 Heart Failure
  163. “Maniac” Mike Davis 46 December 25, 2001 Heart Attack
  164. Mighty Igor 60’s January 7, 2002 Heart Failure
  165. Nelson Royal 70 February 2, 2002 Heart Attack
  166. Swede Hanson 68 February 20, 2002 Alzheimer’s Disease
  167. Wahoo McDaniel 63 April 18, 2002 Stroke
  168. Lou Thesz 86 April 28, 2002 Natural Causes
  169. Randy “Pee Wee” Anderson 41 May 7, 2002 Natural Causes
  170. Erich Kulas (Mass Transit) 22 May 14, 2002 Unknown
  171. Alex “Big Dick Dudley” Rizzo 34 May 16, 2002 Unknown
  172. Shoichi Arai (FMW President) 36 May 16, 2002 Suicide
  173. “British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith 39 May 17, 2002 Heart Attack
  174. Ted Petty (Rocco Rock) 49 September 21, 2002 Heart Attack
  175. Edward “Moose” Cholak 72 October 31, 2002 Natural Causes
  176. Billy Joe Travis ?? November 22, 2002 Heart Attack
  177. Jeff Peterson 22 November 29, 2002 Cancer
  178. “Mr. Wrestling” Tim Woods ?? November 30, 2002 Heart Attack
  179. “The Original Sheik” Ed Farahat ?? January 18, 2003 Natural Causes
  180. Curt Hennig 44 February 10, 2003 Drug Overdose
  181. Tony Altomare 74 February 20, 2003 Heart Attack
  182. Hiromichi “Kodo” Fuyuki 42 March 19, 2003 Cancer
  183. Sailor Art Thomas 79 March 20, 2003 Cancer
  184. Ray Mendoza 73 April 17, 2003 Natural Causes
  185. Miss Elizabeth (Elizabeth Heulette) 42 May 1, 2003 Drug Overdose
  186. “Classie” Freddie Blassie 85 June 2, 2003 Natural Causes
  187. Giant Ochiai 30 July 8, 2003 Brain Damage
  188. Anthony “Pitbull #2” Durante 36 September 26, 2003 Drug Overdose
  189. Stu Hart 88 October 16, 2003 Pneumonia
  190. Road Warrior Hawk (Mike Hegstrand) 46 October 19, 2003 Heart Attack
  191. Mike “Crash Holly” Lockwood 32 November 6, 2003 Asphyxiation
  192. Richard “Dick” Hutton 80 November 24, 2003 Natural Causes
  193. Moondog Spot (Larry Lathman) 51 November 29, 2003 Heart Attack
  194. Jerry “The Wall/Malice” Tuite 36 December 5, 2003 Heart Attack
  195. Jack Tunney (Former WWE President) 68 January 24, 2004 Natural Causes
  196. Don (Hard Boiled) Haggerty 78 January 28, 2004 Natural Causes
  197. Hercules Hernandez 45 March 6. 2004 Heart Attack
  198. Pepper Gomez 77 May 6, 2004 Kidney Failure
  199. Billy Redwood 28 July 3, 2004 Auto Accident
  200. Pat “Bomber” Roach 67 July 17, 2004 Cancer
  201. Ken Timbs 53 August 1, 2004 Heart Failure
  202. Dr. Wagner Sr. 68 September 12, 2004 Heart Attack
  203. Jim Barnett (Promoter) 80 September 17, 2004 Cancer and Pneumonia
  204. Ray “Big Boss Man” Traylor 42 September 22, 2004 Heart Attack
  205. Marianna Komlos 35 October 4, 2004 Breast Cancer
  206. Dandy Jack Donovan 76 November 27, 2004 Construction Site Accident
  207. Enrique Llanes – 2004 – Natural Causes
  208. “Pistol” Pez Whatley 54 January 18, 2005 Heart Failure
  209. Chris Candido 33 April 28, 2005 Blood Clot after Surgery
  210. Ron Trongaurd (AWA Announcer) 72 June 17, 2005 Liver Cancer
  211. Shinya Hashimoto 40 July 11, 2005 Brain Anresum
  212. Lord Alfred Hayes 77 July 21, 2005 Stroke
  213. Chris Tolos 75 August 13, 2005 Natural Causes
  214. Chri$ Ca$h (Christopher Bauman Jr.) 23 August 18, 2005 Motorcycle Accident
  215. Ed “Sailor” White (Moondog King) 56 August 25, 2005 Unknown
  216. The Crusher (Reggie Lisowski) 79 October 22, 2005 Natural Causes
  217. Eddie Guerrero 🙁 38 November 13, 2005 Heart Failure
  218. Chad Floyd (Chazz Rocco) 37 December 10, 2005 Heart Failure
  219. El Texano (Juan Aguilar) 47 January 15, 2006 Respiratory Failure
  220. Ricky Romero 74 January 16, 2006 Complications of Diabetes
  221. Victor Mar (Black Cat) 51 January 28, 2006 Heart Attack
  222. Emory Hale ?? January 29, 2006 Complications of Kidney Failure
  223. Mike “Johnny Grunge” Durham 39 February 16, 2006
  224. Victor Quinones (Owner of IWA Puerto Rico) 46 April 2, 2006 Natural Causes
  225. Sammy “Steamboat” Mokuahi 71 May 4, 2006 Complications from both Alzheimer’s and Diabetes
  226. Apache Bull Ramos 71 May 27, 2006 Complications of Shoulder Infection and Diabetes
  227. John “Earthquake” Tenta 42 June 7, 2006 Bladder Cancer
  228. “Crazy” Luke Graham 70 June 24, 2006 Heart Failure
  229. Marlon Kalkai (Tiger Khan) Mid-30’s June 28, 2006 Unknown
  230. Bob Orton Sr. 76 July 14, 2006 Heart Attack
  231. Karl Von Stroheim 78 August 8, 2006 Heart Attack
  232. Antonio Peña (Mexican Promoter) 57 October 6, 2006 Heart Attack
  233. Jumping Joey Maggs 37 October 15, 2006 Unknown
  234. Kintaro Oki (Kim Ill) 77 October 26, 2006 Natural Causes
  235. Daniel Garcia (Huracan Ramirez) 80 November 1, 2006 Natural Causes
  236. Sputnik Monroe 77 November 2, 2006 Natural Causes
  237. Dennis “Tiger” Conway, Sr. 74 November 13, 2006 Massive Stroke
  238. Don Jardine (The Original Spoiler) 66 December 16, 2006 Complications of Heart Attack and Leukemia
  239. Scott “Bam Bam” Bigelow 45 January 19, 2007 Drug Overdose
  240. Mike Awesome 42 February 17, 2007 Suicide
  241. Bad News (Brown) Allen Coage 63 March 6, 2007 Heart Attack
  242. Alejandro Cruz (Black Shadow) 82 March 8, 2007 Pneumonia
  243. Ernie “The Cat” Ladd 68 March 10, 2007 Cancer
  244. Arnold Skaaland 82 March 13, 2007 Natural Causes
  245. Angel Azteca 43 March 18, 2007 Unknown
  246. Abe Coleman 101 March 28, 2007 Natural Causes
  247. Mephisto Lephanto 31 May 4, 2007 Sudden Heart Attack in the Ring
  248. Sonny Myers 83 May 5, 2007 Natural Causes
  249. Sandy Barr 69 June 2, 2007 Heart Attack
  250. Sensational Sherri Martel 49 June 15, 2007 – overdose of Hillbilly Cocaine
  251. Shane “Biff Wellington” Bower 42 June 23, 2007 Heart Attack
  252. Nancy Daus (Woman from WCW) 42 June 23, 2007 Strangulation
  253. Chris Benoit 40 June 25, 2007 Suicide
  254. Brian “Crush” Adams (43)–August 13, 2007–Natural Causes
  255. The Missing Link (Dewey Robertson) (68)–August 16, 2007–Died from cancer
  256. Fabulous Moolah (Lillian Ellison) (84)–November 3, 2007–Natural Causes
  257. Jean Louis Cormier (Rudy Kay), 65, May 25, 2008. Septicemia.
  258. Chief White Owl – Unknown
  259. Andrew Martin (Test) – 1975 – 2009 – Overdose of drugs
  260. Captain Lou Albano – 1933 – 2009 – Prolonged Illness
  261. Mitsuharu Misawa – 2009 – Cervical spinal cord injury that caused cardiac arrest
  262. Yvon “the Beast” Cormier, 70, Mar. 4, 2009. Heart attack during lymphoma treatments.
  263. Umaga – 4 December, 2009 – Heart Attack
  264. Steve Williams – 2009 – Throat Cancer
  265. Lance Cade – 2010 – Heart Failure
  266. Frank “Pretty Boy” Martinez – 2010 – Unknown
  267. Bastion Booger – 2010 – heart attack
  268. Giant Gonzalez – 2010 – Diabetes
  269. Chris Kanyon – 2010 – Suicide
  270. Jack Brisco – 2010 – Heart Attack
  271. Ludvig Borga – 2010 – Heart Attack
  272. Sailor White – 2011 – Car Accident
  273. Donna Christanello – 2011 – She died from a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  274. Macho Man Randy Savaage, 2011 – Accident
  275. Doctor X – October 2011, 11 (aged -1959)- Was shot in the head and killed
  276. Larry Sweeney – 2011 – Suicide
  277. Shawn Osborne – 2011 – Suicide
  278. Well Dunn – 2012 – Unknown
  279. Hans Schmidt – 2012 – Unknown
  280. Doug Furnas – 2012 – Official cause of death was atherosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease.
  281. Jay Strongbow – 2012 – Suffered a fall at his home
  282. Brad Armstrong – 2012 – Died from a heart attack
  283. Brain Damage – 2012 – Death is believed to be a suicide
  284. Red Bastien – 2012 – Alzheimer’s Disease
  285. Mike Graham – 2012 – Suicide
  286. Joe Blanchard – 2012 – Died of squamous-cell carcinoma
  287. Rip Hawk – 2012 – Suffered from cardiac problems
  288. Paul Bearer – 2013 – Due to a heart attack
  289. Reid Flair – 2013 – Accidental overdose of heroin
  290. Doink the Clown – 2013 – Accidental overdose of morphine and hydrocodone
  291. Al Green – 2013 – Suffering from COPD
  292. Dutch Savage – 2013 – Suffered a stroke
  293. Cyclone Negro – 2013 – Heart Attack
  294. Mick McManus – 2013 – Quietly slipped into a coma at the age of 93
  295. Maurice Vachon – 2013 – Vachon died in his sleep at the age of 84
  296. Jackie Fargo – 2013 – Congestive heart failure
  297. El Brazo – 2013 – Diabetes
  298. Gene Petit – 2013 – Multiple sclerosis and diabetes
  299. Héctor Garza – 2013 – Lung Cancer
  300. Ari Romero – 2013 – Liver Cancer
  301. Angelo Savoldi – 2013 – 99 years of age – died of natural causes
  302. Bill Smithson – 2013 – Due to health problems resulting from his weight gain
  303. Mark Starr – 2013 – Heart Attack
  304. Frenchy Bernard – 2013 – Unknown
  305. Dazzlin Danny Orourke – 2013 – Prostate cancer he was 86
  306. Ox Baker – 2014 – Heart Attack
  307. Bob Kelly – 2014 – Heart Attack
  308. Viscera – 2014  – Died of a heart attack
  309. Jerry Kozak – 2014 – Unknown
  310. Larry Nelson – 2014 – Pancreatic cancer
  311. Ken Lucas – 2014 – Found unresponsive in his home
  312. Sean O’Haire – 2014 – Suicide (hanged from a bedpost)
  313. Billy Robinson – 2014 – Died peacefully in his sleep
  314. Ricki Starr – 2014 – Unknown (At the age of 83)
  315. The Great Scott – 2014 – Lung cancer
  316. Ultimate Warrior – 2014 – Died a natural death caused by atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease
  317. Mae Young – 2014 – Died of heart attack
  318. Dusty Rhodes – 2015 – From kidney failure
  319. Tim Arson – 2015 – Cause of death is unknown
  320. Perro Aguayo, Jr – 2015 – Died During a Match With Former WWE Star Rey Mysterio Jr.
  321. Verne Gagne – 2015 – Heart Attack
  322. Tommy Rogers – 2015 – Was found dead in his Honolulu home by his roommate
  323. Drew McDonald – 2015 – Cancer
  324. Akira (MZW) – 2015 – Reason Unknown/ lost consciousness during match
  325. Larry Winters – 2015 – Heart Attack
  326. “Nature Boy” Buddy Landel – 2015 – Heart Attack
  327. Cora Combs – June 21, 2015 – Pneumonia
  328. Lynn McCrossin – 2015 – Cancer
  329. Steve Rickard – 2015 – Suffering from dementia
  330. Lizmark – 2015 – Due to respiratory failure
  331. Hack Meyers – 2015 – Complications of brain surgery
  332. Nick Bockwinkel – 2015 – Undisclosed causes
  333. Roddy Piper – 2015 –  Cardiopulmonary arrest caused by hypertension
  334. Archie Gouldie – 2016 – Died after undergoing a Hip Surgery
  335. Axl Rotten – 2016 – Accidental heroin overdose
  336. Balls Mahoney – 2016 – Heart Attack
  337. Charlie Fulton – 2016 – Congestive heart failure
  338. Christin Able – 2016 – Cancer
  339. Chyna – 2016 – Drug overdose
  340. Don Bass – 2016 – Cancer
  341. Eiji Ezaki – 2016 – Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  342. Gypsy Joe – 2016 – Complications following an extended illness
  343. Harry Fujiwara – 2016 – Cause unknown
  344. Kris Travis – 2016 – Cancer
  345. Lord James Blears – 2016 – Natural Causes
  346. Mike Sharpe – 2016 – Infection from Infected Leg
  347. Robert Windham – 2016 – Heart Attack
  348. Paul Bearer –  2016 – Heart Attack

Its very hard to keep updating the list and i believe i may lost some famous names, please drop an email at varun dot blogs @ gmail dot com.

Thank you.

Also, thanks for the all the comments being pouring in and all the wrestling fans, WB is coming with a Facebook Page soon, I believe it time to make our story line now!!

I believe,  The Facebook Wall of WB will be good than that Hall of Pain 😀

237 Responses to “Dead Wrestlers List”


  1. hulk hogan rushed to hospital today died 2 hrs later rip hulkster


  2. hulk hogan imposter jim flannigan that is


  3. Jimmy Saville dies Oct 2011
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Savile


  4. i remember randy savage,yokozuna,giant gonzalez,mike awsome, eddie guerrero, chris benoit, test,big boss man, crash holly, umaga they were good wrestlers those are wrestlers that i will never forget especially eddie guerrero i remember i saw him in a event 4 months before his dead he use to make the wwe very entertaiment with his jokes


  5. Rick Rude died April 20, 1999 age 41


  6. * Bruiser Brian “The Rage Man” Cox; 33; deceased 2003; Heart Attack
    * Playboy Buddy Rose; deceased; Diabetes (I think).
    * Ravishing Rick Rude; Deseased; Cocaine induced Heart Attack
    * The British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith; Deceased; cocaine induced heart attack
    * Grizzly Smith; Deceased; Heart attack
    * Chris Candido; deceased; complications from surgery to broken leg (blood clot)


  7. what about butch reed ?


  8. Holy Chr-st! Has ANY SINGLE PERSON posting here gone to school EVER? The spelling is atrocious. Don’t you people have at least a little respect? You’re talking about someone’s life, not just a career. Read the friggin’ list before you ask a stupid question. NO, Benoit wasn’t a victim, he was a MURDERER. He even killed his kid.
    The lessons here are:
    1. Don’t do steroids. Just don’t. Mick Foley didn’t need a physique so maybe you don’t, either.
    2. Put down the pain pills. No matter how much you hurt, they will KILL you.

    Do those 2 things and every wrestler alive should live another 20 years. Let’s not encourage death-defying acts and maybe say “thanks” to your favorite wrestler. Even your favorite heel is just a guy doing a darn good job. Say thanks. They’re killing themselves for your approval.


  9. A very long list of great people that many of whom I grew up watching, and now reading they have sadly left us!
    I may of missed his name but Wat about Jake ‘the snake’ Roberts?
    I send my love out to their families friends and loved ones!
    R.I.P Legends


  10. wot abvout bam bam bigalowe


  11. ‘DARA SINGH” THE GREATEST WRESTLER OF ALL TIMES…WHO BEAT LOU THESZ , KING KONG AND OTHER GIANTS IN MINUTS AND WON 500 FIGHTS CONSTANTLY AND NEVER LOST A SINGLE FIGHT….SAD TO HEAR HE DIED A WEEK AGO… 🙂


  12. 🙁


  13. lanny poffo?


  14. rick rude?


  15. What the Admin. is holding back about\ Miss Elisabeth is that Lex Luger had part of her during of an over dose. She was at the time living with Lex the big steroid user. She was found dead in his apartment. Check now and your see Lex is claiming he change and ihe see God now. Well Mr Steroid I don’t think you can change you been on drugs since you enter wrestling and now you want everyone think you change BS. And your so called buddy Sting has been on drugs for years. I’m an Old time Wrestling fan and these 2 with many more like Hulk destroy wrestling with drug use


  16. Why alot of these people die by suicide I don’t understand


  17. HI! HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF RICKY STARR, HE WOULD COME IN THE RING WITH A TUTU ON , BACK IN THE 50″ S. PLEASE REPLY THANKS


  18. eddie randy and owen you all pout on a good show i hope the three
    of you are resting in peace


  19. eddie randy and owen
    we all miss you
    R.I.P.


  20. mike graham passed away recently in daytona beach suside he was a great man we all loved him and will miss him greatly


  21. O.K LEMME START HERE YALL NEED TO READ THE LIST VERY CAREFULLY BEFORE POSTING THESE NAMES CAUSE THE MAN HAS POSTED JUST ABOUT EVERYONE YALL SAID WAS MISSING…2) WIKIPEDIA IS NOT A ACCURATE WEBSITE EVEN JASON DAVID FRANK (ACTOR) BETTER KNOWN AS TOMMY OF THE ORIGINAL POWER RANGERS SAID DO NOT TRUST THE SITE I SAW A VIDEO WITH HIM SAYING THAT AND ITS TRUE YOU CANT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU SEE ON ANY WEBSITE…I DONT WANNA BELIEVE CHRIS BENIOT KILLED HIS FAMILY BUT THATS WHAT EVERYONES SAYING, AND I COULD GO ALL INTO DETAILS ABOUT WHY I DONT BELIEVE IT BUT I’M NOT GOIN TO..AS THE OLD BUT STILL FAMOUS SAYING GOES OPINIONS ARE LIKE ASSHOLES EVERYBODYS GOT ONE.


  22. and now,paul bearer


  23. Paul Bearer (William Moody) Died 5.th of March.COD was blood clot.


  24. ok most of yall need to learn how to read because yall keep repeating what he already has on the list and most of the wrestlers will be missed always and kevin von erich is still alive and I want to know if anyone still likes chris beniot and thinks he needs to be inducted into the wwe hall of fame


  25. Add these people:
    November 1st 2012, Brad Armstrong Age 51 Died from Unknown
    December 19th 2009, “Dr Death” Steve Williams Age 49 Died from Cancer
    June 13th 2009, Mitsuharu Misawa Aged 46 Died from Cardiac Arrest
    April 3rd 2012, Jay Strongbow Aged 82 Died from A Fall
    2006 Joey Maggs Died from Unknown
    March 29th 1974 Joe Stretcher Aged 80 Died from Unknown
    December 6th 2003 Jerry Tuite Aged 36 Died from Heart Attack
    March 5th 2013, “Paul Bearer” William Moody Aged 58 Died From Blood Clot


  26. Paul Berear, chris candido, Jay Strongbow


  27. Enrique Llanes, “Dr Death” Steve Williams,


  28. man Jack Brisco was so awsomemet him as a kid and because he was so professional and nice and kind to a 12 year old loved him forever will miss him and his great persona loved the fiqure 4 hes the best


  29. I didnt see Dr. Death Steve Williams who died about 2 weeks after Umaga from Throat Cancer, and Sherri Martel died from an overdose of Hillbilly Cocaine… not of a heart attack…
    And all those that keep asking, Rikishi is still alive, as is Rowdy Roddy Piper, and Nancy (Woman) Benoit was on the list, directly above Chris Benoit, but she was under her maiden name… I also didnt see Bertha Faye whom died in the late 90’s of a heart attack… rick rude is on the list, as is Sherri Martel (wrong cause of death tho…), Dino Bravo, Hawk…
    Magnum T.A.(dead), must admit I dont know Devillion, Road warriors Animal (alive) and hawk (dead and on the list), co-co b-ware (alive), x-pac and road dogg (both alive, I think they are in WWE currently…)
    Great list tho to the person whom put it all together 🙂 thanks for sharing it all with us


  30. Reid Roode (rude) 25 year old son of Ravishing Rick Rude (roode) died at the end of March of this year… 🙁


  31. You missed a very popular legend. He a title holder and world class wrestler, one of the nicest people I’ve ever known and was my father in law. Some knew him AD Tug, but the world knew him as Lord Carlton. He deserves his place here. Please add him, I’ve worn his robes and belts, I could never fill his shoes. Thanks http://www.lordcarlton.com


  32. is rowdy roddy piper dead


  33. whatever happened to all those midget wrestlers?

    How about Hans Schmitt?

    Chief White Owl?


  34. Paul Bearer died at Great American Bash I forgot the year but he’s was “murdered” by undertaker and Paul Heyman by cement poured on him


  35. dont forget my cousin mohamed jihad saad. he died at age 40 from a heart attack. best known with cris carter (freedom fighters)


  36. Hey u forgot Paul bearer. The original doink dies the other day.


  37. all i have 2 say is sorry 2 all the wrestling familys who have lost a family member, espesially the harts, the benoits,the usos,the gurreros &the hennings. thanks for your time.


  38. I have nothing but respect and the best memories of going to see live matches with my dad


  39. u 4got about doink


  40. Doink The Clown 55 died to accidental drug overdose.


  41. Sailor. Art Tomas. Lord Layton. Lou thez. Fred. Curry.


  42. Triple H…..well his career is dead anyway


  43. I’m not sure who said that Rowdy Roddy Piper was dead, but they’re wrong. Just saw him on Celebrity Wife Swap & he looked pretty good for a dead guy.


  44. Paul bearer is not on this list or Doink the Clown is not on this list either?


  45. Paul Bearer


  46. What is the caused of death of Paul Bearer?


  47. Can you add Jay Strongbow to this list?


  48. I noticed you don’t have the following in your listings. I understand that you may be in the process of adding two of the names, because they just died within the past few days, but the third is one who passed away a couple of years ago.

    Angelo Savoldi (99 years of age; possibly the oldest living former pro wrestler at the time of his death) – died of natural causes
    Frenchy Bernard (Andre the Giant’s personal assistant, ranch caretaker and longtime friend; also former wrestler and referee) – unknown cause
    Donna Christanello (great “heel” woman wrestler; former women’s tag team champs with Toni Rose) – died of a long illness; at the time of her death was a former Wal-Mart employee

    Thanks for your consideration!


  49. i miss Chris Benoit and Eddy Euerrero RIP guys


  50. I cant believe that eddie gurrero died

    R.I.P. eddie gurrero

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