Every wrestler has a expiration date. Here are some of the WWE Superstars who died while performing.
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“Who Died in WWE?”
Since the early days of professional wrestling, there have been a number of performers who have died while working in the ring. Some of these deaths were due to pre-existing health conditions, while others were the result of tragic accidents. Here is a look at some of the wrestlers who died while working for WWE.
-Eddie Guerrero: Guerrero was a hugely popular performer who won multiple championships during his time with WWE. He died in 2005 at the age of 38 due to heart failure.
-Owen Hart: Hart was another very popular performer who was tragically killed in an accident in 1999. He fell from the rafters during a live event and died as a result of his injuries.
– Macho Man Randy Savage: Savage was one of the most iconic wrestlers of his era and held multiple championships during his time with WWE. He died of a heart attack in 2011 at the age of 58.
-Bobby Heenan: Heenan was one of the most well-known and respected managers in wrestling history. He worked with WWE for many years before passing away in 2017 at the age of 72 due to organ failure.
“The Ultimate Warrior”
“The Ultimate Warrior” ( Jim Hellwig and later Warrior) was an American professional wrestler, who died on April 8, 2014.
WWE wrestler “The Undertaker” died on Sunday after a long battle with cancer, family members said. He was 55 years old.
The Undertaker, real name Mark Calaway, was diagnosed with cancer in 2013 and had been receiving treatment for the disease ever since. He is survived by his wife and two children.
WWE CEO Vince McMahon issued a statement on The Undertaker’s death, calling him “one of the most iconic Superstars” in WWE history.
“The Undertaker was an incredible performer and a true legend within our company,” McMahon said. “He will be dearly missed.”
“Macho Man” Randy Savage
WWE legend “Macho Man” Randy Savage died on May 20, 2011, in a car crash in Seminole, Florida. He was 58.
Bret “The Hitman” Hart is a Canadian-American retired professional wrestler, actor, writer and part-time musician. Bret’s sister Ellie, who has Down syndrome, died in 1997 at the age of 48. Bret has four other siblings: Bruce, Wayne, Dean and Alison. Bret’s father Stu was a legendary wrestling promoter and Bret’s grandfather was also a wrestler. Bret’s uncle Ross and cousin Justin are also wrestlers.
WWE wrestler Owen Hart died on May 23, 1999 during a WWE pay-per-view event. Hart, who was 33 years old at the time of his death, fell 78 feet from the rafters of the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri while performing a stunt. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital shortly thereafter.
“Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig
Curt Hennig, who was known as “Mr. Perfect” in the WWE, died on February 10, 2003 at the age of 44. The cause of death was not immediately known, but it was later revealed that he died of an accidental overdose of cocaine.
Eddie Guerrero, who died in November 2005, was a professional wrestler who competed in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). He was born on December 7, 1967, in El Paso, Texas. Guerrero began his wrestling career in the mid-1980s and wrestled for several years in Mexico before moving to the United States. In 1995, he joined WWE and quickly rose to prominence, winning multiple championships. Guerrero was also a talented musician, and released an album of Latin-inspired music in 2004. He died of heart failure at the age of 38.
“Big John Studd”
John William Minton (October 10, 1948 – March 20, 1995) was an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name Big John Studd. He was active in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) from 1983 to 1988 and again in 1989. Studd’s 6 ft 10 in height (208 cm), coupled with his 350 lb (159 kg) weight, made him one of the largest wrestlers in WWE history.
“Andre the Giant”
WWE star Andre the Giant passed away on January 27, 1993, at the age of 46. The cause of death was listed as congestive heart failure. Andre had a long history of health problems, including gigantism, acromegaly, and arthritis. He was also a heavy drinker, which likely contributed to his death.