We lost some big names in the world of Professional Wrestling in 2019.
Let’s take a look at the wrestlers, on-screen personalities and legends that passed away in 2019:
29. Jim Evans
Old School WWF & AWA Veteran Jim Evans passed away on January 1st at the age of 53 due to a cardiac arrest.
28. Gene Okerlund
WWE Hall of Famer “Mean” Gene Okerlund passed away on January 2nd at the age of 76 after he fell at home.
His close friend Hulk Hogan paid an emotional tribute to him on RAW. You can watch it below:
December 19, 1942 – January 2, 2019
27. Alexis Smirnoff
Old School NWA & AWA wrestler Alexis Smirnoff passed away on January 5th at the age of 71 due to kidney failure.
He held many titles during his career, including the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship and the NWA World Tag Team Championship.
February 9, 1947 – January 5, 2019
26. Rex Bacchus
Independent wrestler Rex Bacchus passed away on January 17th at the age of 35 due to cancer.
Former TNA valet BellaDonna passed away on January 21st at the age of 40.
She was put on life support before her death after she was found unresponsive by the EMTs.
24. Les Thornton
Old School British wrestler Les Thornton passed away on February 1st at the age of 84 due to natural causes.
Thornton held many titles during his career, including the WWF Junior Heavyweight Championship on two occasions.
April 9, 1934 – February 1, 2019
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