A Trip Down Memory Lane Through The Deaths Of Wrestlers From My Youth! RIP.
As I was looking through out RIP tag I was flooded with so many fond memories of actors or others that had impacted my youth and I wrote about them. I also got to thinking about influential wrestlers deaths. There are some big one not covered here only because they weren’t wrestlers that intrigued me when they were in the ring; it doesn’t make their deaths less tragic as 12 of the 15 below died under 45 years of age.
Kerry Von Erich the Texas Tornado passes away on February 18, 1993 at the age of 33.
Dino Bravo passes away on March 10, 1993 at the age of 44; he was murdered.
Ravishing Rick Rude passes away on April 20, 1999 at the age of 40.
British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith passes away on May 18, 2002 at the age of 39.
Mister Perfect Curt Hennig passes away on February 10, 2003 at the age of 44.
Hercules Hernandez passes away on March 6, 2004 at the age of 47.
The Big Boss Man Ray Traylor passes away on September 22, 2004 at the age of 41.
Earthquake John Tenta passes away on June 7, 2006 at the age of 42.
Mike Awesome passes away on February 17, 2007 at the age of 42.
Chris Benoit after committing a double homicide of his son and wife, Benoit killed himself passing away on June 24, 2007 at the age of 40.
Crush Brian Adams passes away on August 13, 2007 at the age of 43.
Andrew “Test” Martin passes away on March 13, 2009 at the age of 33.
The Ultimate Warrior passes away on April 8, 2014 at the age of 54.
Sean O’Haire passes away on September 8, 2014 at the age of 43.
Rowdy Roddy Piper passes away on July 31, 2015 at the age of 61.