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As we noted earlier, Old School WWF Veteran Brian Blair has announced on Twitter that former WWF Star Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart has passed away.
Below is what Blair posted:
“It is with a sad heart, that I share with you the passing of a long time friend and colleague, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. Your thoughts and prayers for the family are appreciated!”
Jim was 63 years old.
Jim captured the WWF Tag Team Championship on two occasions with his tag team partner, WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hitman” Hart.
Jim’s daughter Natalya is a wrestler in the WWE as well.
RIP Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart
(February 8, 1955 – August 13, 2018)
The Pasco Sheriff’s Office issued the following statement to TMZ regarding Jim’s passing:
“Preliminary information indicates that [Neidhart] fell at home, hit his head, and succumbed to his injury.
No foul play suspected. No additional information to release at this time.”
Below is how his tag team partner Bret Hart and other wrestling stars reacted to his passing:
Stunned and saddened. I just don’t have the words right now. pic.twitter.com/fcO8Skuuhz
— Bret Hart (@BretHart) August 13, 2018
My Good Friend Jim Neidhart, A World Class Athlete And A Man Among Men. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/JSmdpZ9YZ1
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 13, 2018
ONE OF MY OLDEST FRIENDS IN THE BUSINESS JIM NEIDHART. WE TRAVEL TOGETHER I LOVE HIM FOREVER LIKE A BROTHER. GOD BLESS FAMILY I NEVER FORGET YOU BUBBA. pic.twitter.com/lt1dE8QOvt
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) August 13, 2018
I'm not in the mood to write much. I just wanted to publically show my support for Ellie, Jenni, Muffy, @NatbyNature & @TJWilson I was honored to be allowed into the inner sanctum of the Hart family. Jim Neidhart always showed me love.? #RIPAnvil
— Mauro Ranallo (@mauroranallo) August 13, 2018
As a student of the game that loves Tag-Team wrestling, I studied Jim and Bret’s matches very closely, and without a doubt The Hart Foundation is one of the greatest Tag-Teams ever. My heart goes out to @NatbyNature and @TJWilson and everyone else in Jim’s circle. #RIPAnvil pic.twitter.com/RuGZc47jzk
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) August 13, 2018
— TAZ (@OfficialTAZ) August 13, 2018
I love you so much @NatbyNature my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) August 13, 2018
R.I.P. Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart. My heartfelt condolences to his family. Jim stood out in a unique world with one of a kind personalities.
— Bruce Prichard (@bruceprichard) August 13, 2018
I've worked with hundreds in the wrestling business. Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart was no doubt one of the most underrated of all time. Great wrestler, great entertainer, phenomenal human being. Thank you for all you did for us. pic.twitter.com/D8pU9WXJLU
— Vince Russo (@THEVinceRusso) August 13, 2018