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List Of All Major Wrestling Names Who Passed Away & Their Cause Of Death – 17 Deaths In 2023

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Unfortunately a lot of our Childhood Heroes from Professional Wrestling have already passed away, some as old men/women, some way too young.

Regardless of how old you are, whether you started watching Professional Wrestling during the Glory Days of the 1950s, 1960s & 1970s, the Golden Era (1983-1992), The New Generation Era (1993-1997), The Attitude Era (1997-2001) or The Ruthless Agression Era (2002-2007), it doesn’t matter, somewhere along the line all of you have heard about the passing of various Wrestling Superstars.

Below is the most complete list of every famous Pro-Wrestling Star who passed away, including the day and cause of death:

– Frank Gotch – December 16, 1917 – Uremic Poisoning

– “The French Angel” Maurice Tillet – August 4, 1954 – Heart Disease

– Rikidozan – December 15, 1963 – Stabbed

– Gorgeous George – December 26, 1963 – Heart Attack

– Ed “Strangler” Lewis – August 7, 1966 – Dies at Home

– George Hackenschmidt – February 19, 1968 – Dies at Home

– “Iron” Mike DiBiase – July 2, 1969 – Dies in Ring

– Skull Murphy – March 23, 1970 – Heart Attack

– Dory Funk Sr. – June 3, 1973 – Dies at Home

– The Swedish Angel – February 10, 1974 – Unknown

– Antonio Rocca (WWWF) – March 15, 1977 – Unknown

– Billy McGuire – July 14, 1979 – Heart Attack

– Peter Maivia (WWWF) – June 13, 1982 – Cancer

– Frank Tunney – May 20, 1983 – Heart Attack

– The Grand Wizard (WWF) – October 12, 1983 – Heart Attack

– El Santo (Mexico) – February 5, 1984 – Heart Attack

– David Von Erich (WCCW) – February 10, 1984 – Acute Enteritis

– Vince McMahon Sr. (WWWF) – May 17, 1984 – Cancer

– Argentina Apollo – August 2, 1984 – Heart Attack

– Eddie Graham (CWF) – January 21, 1985 – Suicide

– Jay Youngblood (NWA) – September 2, 1985 – Heart Attack

– Rick McGraw (WWF) – November 1, 1985 – Heart Attack

– Gino Hernandez (WCCW) – February 4, 1986 – Cocaine Overdose

– Mike Von Erich (WCCW) – April 12, 1987 – Suicide

– “Adorable” Adrian Adonis (WWF) – July 4, 1988 – Car Accident

– Bruiser Brody (NWA) – July 17, 1988 – Stabbed

– “Elijah Akeem” Leroy Brown (NWA) – September 6, 1988 – Heart Attack

– Leroy McGuirk (NWA) – September 9, 1988 – Dies at Home

– Mildred Burke (NWA) – February 18, 1989 – Stroke

– Paul Boesch (NWA) – March 7, 1989 – Dies at Home

– Happy Humphery (WWWF) – March 14, 1989 – Heart Attack

– Haystacks Calhoun (WWWF) – December 7, 1989 – Diabetes

– Gory Guerrero (Mexico/NWA) – April 18, 1990 – Unknown

– Pat O’Connor (NWA/AWA) – August 16, 1990 – Cancer

– Ed “The Bull” Gatner (NWA) – December 31, 1990 – Suicide

– Frankie Williams (WWF) – April 23, 1991 – Lung Cancer

– Vivian Vachon (AWA) – August 25, 1991 – Auto Accident

– Chris Von Erich (WCCW) – September 12, 1991 – Suicide

– Gene Anderson (NWA) – October 31, 1991 – Heart Attack

– Dick the Bruiser (AWA) – November 10, 1991 – Internal Bleeding

– Buzz Sawyer (NWA) – February 7, 1992 – Dies At Apartment

– “Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers (WWWF/NWA) – June 26, 1992 – Stroke

– Uncle Elmer (WWF) – June 30, 1992 – Diabetes

– Andrè The Giant (WWF) – January 27, 1993 – Heart Attack

– “Texas Tornado” Kerry Von Erich (WWF/WCCW) – February 18, 1993 – Suicide

– Dino Bravo (WWF) – March 11, 1993 – Mafia Homicide

– Rufus R. Jones (NWA) – November 13, 1993 – Heart Attack

– Larry Cameron (Stampede) – December 13, 1993 – Heart Attack in the ring

– “Kareem Muhammad” Ray Candy (NWA) – May 23, 1994 – Heart Attack

– Referee Joey Marella (WWF) – July 4, 1994 – Auto Accident

– Boris Malenko (NWA) – September 1, 1994 – Cancer

– “The Juicer” Art Barr (WCW) – November 23, 1994 – drug-related heart attack

– Jerry “Crusher” Blackwell (AWA) – January 22, 1995 – Pneumonia

– “Hot Stuff” Eddie Gilbert (NWA) – February 18, 1995 – Heart Attack

– Big John Studd (WWF) – March 20, 1995 – Hodgkin’s Disease

– Little Beaver (WWF) – December 4, 1995 – Emphysema

– Ray Stevens (AWA) – May 3, 1996 – Heart Attack

– “Dirty” Dick Murdoch (WWF/NWA) – June 15, 1996 – Heart Attack

– The Missouri Mauler (NWA) – July 19, 1996 – Heart Attack

– Herb Abrams (UWF) – July 23, 1996 – Drug Overdose

– “Sweet” Sapphire (WWF) – September 10, 1996 – Heart Attack

– Dr. Jerry Graham (WWWF/NWA) – January 24, 1997 – Stroke

– Stan “The Man” Stasiak (WWWF) – June 12, 1997 – Heart Failure

– Jeep Swenson (WCW/WCCW) – August 19, 1997 – Heart Attack

– Fritz Von Erich (WCCW) – September 10, 1997 – Cancer

– Brian Pillman (WWF/WCW) – October 5, 1997 – Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease

– Bobo Brazil (WWWF) – January 20, 1998 – Heart Problems

– Louie Spiccolli (WWF) – February 15, 1998 – Carisopridol Overdose

– The Junkyard Dog (WWF) – June 1, 1998 – Car Accident

– Terry Garvin (NWA) – August 17, 1998 – Cancer

– Giant Haystacks (Europe/WCW) – November 30, 1998 – Stomach Cancer

– Sam Mushnick (NWA) – December 31, 1998 – Internal Bleeding

– Giant Baba (Japan) – January 31, 1999 – Bowel Cancer

– The Renegade (WCW) – February 23, 1999 – Suicide

– “Ravishing” Rick Rude (WWF/WCW) – April 20, 1999 – Heart Attack

– Jos LeDuc (NWA) – May 1, 1999 – Lung Infection

– “The King of Harts” Owen Hart (WWF) – May 23, 1999 – Accidental Fall

– Gorilla Monsoon (WWF) – October 6, 1999 – Heart Illness

– Hiro Matsuda (NWA) – November 27, 1999 – Cancer

– Bobby Duncum Jr. (WCW) – January 24, 2000 – Drug Overdose

– Jumbo Tsuruta (AWA) – May 13, 2000 – Internal Bleeding

– Gordon Solie (NWA) – July 27, 2000 – Throat Cancer

– Tony Parisi (WWWF) – August 18, 2000 – Heart Attack

– Professor Toru Tanaka (WWWF) – August 22, 2000 – Natural Causes

– Yokozuna (WWF) – October 22, 2000 – Heart Attack

– The Blue Demon (Mexico) – December 16, 2000 – Heart Attack

– Benny McGuire (NWA) – March 26, 2001 – Heart Attack

– Johnny Valentine (NWA) – April 24, 2001 – Result of Multiple Injuries

– Terry Gordy (WCCW) – July 16, 2001 – Heart Attack

– Dennis Coraluzzo (NWA) – July 25, 2001 – Stroke

– Bertha Faye / Rhonda Singh (WWF) – July 27, 2001 – Unknown

– Chris Adams (WCCW/WCW) – October 7, 2001 – Shot to Death

– Helen Hart – November 4, 2001 – Organ Failure

– Russ Haas (Indies) – December 15, 2001 – Heart Failure

– Mike Davis (Memphis/WCCW) – December 25, 2001 – Heart Attack

– Mighty Igor (AWA) – January 7, 2002 – Heart Failure

– Swede Hanson (WWF) – February 20, 2002 – Alzheimer’s Disease

– Wahoo McDaniel (NWA) – April 18, 2002 – Stroke

– Lou Thesz (NWA) – April 28, 2002 – Natural Causes

– Referee Randy “Pee Wee” Anderson (WCW) – May 5, 2002 – Natural Causes

– Mass Transit (ECW) – May 14, 2002 – Unknown

– Big Dick Dudley (ECW) – May 16, 2002 – Unknown

– “British Bulldog” Davey Boy Smith (WWF) – May 17, 2002 – Heart Attack

– Don Owen (NWA) – August 1, 2002 – Natural Causes

– Rocco Rock (ECW/WCW/WWF) – September 21, 2002 – Heart Attack

– “Mr. Wrestling” Tim Woods (NWA) – November 30, 2002 – Heart Attack

– “The Original Sheik” Ed Farahat (NWA) – January 18, 2003 – Natural Causes

– “Mr. Perfect” Curt Hennig (WWF/WCW) – February 10, 2003 – Drug Overdose

– Sailor Art Thomas (NWA) – March 20, 2003 – Cancer

– Miss Elizabeth (WWF/WCW) – May 1, 2003 – Drug Overdose

– “Classie” Freddie Blassie (WWF) – June 2, 2003 – Natural Causes

– Pitbull #2 (ECW) – September 26, 2003 – Drug Overdose

– Stu Hart (Stampede) – October 16, 2003 – Pneumonia

– Road Warrior Hawk (WWF/NWA/AWA) – October 19, 2003 – Heart Attack

– Crash Holly (WWF) – November 6, 2003 – Asphyxiation

– Moondog Spot (WWF) – November 29, 2003 – Heart Attack

– The Wall (WCW) – December 5, 2003 – Heart Attack

– Jack Tunney (WWF) – January 24, 2004 – Natural Causes

– Hard Boiled Haggerty (NWA) – January 27, 2004 – Unknown

– Hercules Hernandez (WWF) – March 6. 2004 – Heart Attack

– Dr. Wagner Sr. (Mexico) – September 12, 2004 – Heart Attack

– Jim Barnett *Promoter* (NWA) – September 18, 2004 – Cancer and Pneumonia

– The Big Boss Man (WWF/WCW) – September 22, 2004 – Heart Attack

– ‘Pistol’ Pez Whatley (NWA) – January 18, 2005 – Heart Failure

– ‘Skip’ Chris Candido (WWF/ECW) – April 28, 2005 – Pneumonia

– Lord Alfred Hayes (WWF) – July 21, 2005 – Stroke

– ‘Moondog King’ Ed “Sailor” White (WWF) – August 25, 2005 – Unknown

– ‘The Crusher’ Reggie Lisowski (AWA/NWA) – October 22, 2005 – Natural Causes

– Eddie Guerrero (WWF/WCW) – November 13, 2005 – Heart Failure

– ‘Hail’ Emory Hale (WCW) – January 29, 2006 – kidney failure

– Johnny Grunge (ECW/WWF/WCW) – February 16, 2006 – sleep apnea

– ‘Earthquake’ John Tenta (WWF/WCW) – June 7, 2006 – Bladder Cancer

– Bob Orton Sr. (NWA/AWA) – July 14, 2006 – Heart Attack

– Sputnik Monroe (Memphis/NWA) – November 2, 2006 – Natural Causes

– Dennis ‘Tiger’ Conway Sr. (NWA) – November 13, 2006 – Massive Stroke

– ‘The Spoiler’ Don Jardine (NWA/WWF) – December 16, 2006 – Complications of Heart Attack and Leukemia

– Bam Bam Bigelow (WWF/WCW/ECW) – January 19, 2007 – drug overdose

– Mike Awesome (WWF/WCW/ECW) – February 17, 2007 – suicide

– Bad News Brown (WWF) – March 6, 2007 – heart attack

– ‘The Big Cat’ Ernie Ladd (WWWF/NWA) – March 10, 2007 – colon cancer

– Arnold Skaaland (WWF) – March 13, 2007 – natural causes

– Sensational Sherri Martel (WWF/WCW) – June 15, 2007 – pain killer overdose

– ‘Woman’ Nancy Benoit (WCW/ECW) – June 22, 2007 – strangulation

– Chris Benoit (WWF/WCW/ECW) – June 24, 2007 – suicide

– John Kronus (ECW) – July 18, 2007 – heart failure

– ‘Crush’ Brian Adams (WWF/WCW) – August 13, 2007 – Drug Overdose

– The Missing Link (WWF) – August 16, 2007 – died from cancer

– Fabulous Moolah (WWF) – November 3, 2007 – natural causes

– Johnny Weaver (NWA) – February 15, 2008 – natural causes

– Don Curtis (NWA) – March 6, 2008 – blood clot

– ‘Playboy’ Gary Hart (WCW/WCCW) – March 16, 2008 – heart attack

– Penny Banner (NWA) – May 12, 2008 – Died in her sleep

– Killer Kowalski (WWWF/NWA) – August 30, 2008 – heart attack

– S.D. Jones (WWF) – October 26, 2008 – stroke

– Mike Bell (WWF) – December 14, 2008 – inhalation-induced heart attack

– Test (WWF) – March 13, 2009 – overdose of drugs

– Steven Dunn (WWF) – March 22, 2009 – blood clot

– ‘Playboy’ Buddy Rose (WWF) – April 28, 2009 – diabetes

– ‘The Coach’ John Tolos (WWF/NWA) – May 28, 2009 – kidney failure

– Mitsuharu Misawa (Japan) – June 13, 2009 – in the ring

– Waldo Von Erich (WCCW) – July 5, 2009 – accidental death

– ‘Captain’ Lou Albano (WWF) – October 14, 2009 – prolonged illness

– Umaga (WWE) – December 4, 2009 – heart attack

– ‘Dr.Death’ Steve Williams (WWF/WCW) – December 29, 2009 – throat cancer

– Ludvig Borga (WWF) – January 8, 2010 – suicide

– Jack Brisco (NWA) – February 1, 2010 – heart attack

– Angelo Poffo (NWA) – March 4, 2010 – natural causes

– ‘Gentleman’ Jerry Valiant (WWF) – March 11, 2010 – Alzheimer’s disease

– ‘Baron’ Mikel Scicluna (WWF) – March 20, 2010 – cancer

– ‘Mortis’ Chris Kanyon (WCW) – April 2, 2010 – suicide

– Gene Kiniski – April 14, 2010 – cancer

– Trent Acid (Indies) – June 18, 2010 – drug overdose

– Grizzly Smith (NWA) – June 12, 2010 – Alzheimer’s disease

– Lance Cade (WWE) – August 13, 2010 – Heart Failure

– Skandor Akbar (WCCW) – August 19, 2010 – prostate cancer

– Luna Vachon (WWF) – August 27, 2010 – drug overdose

– Bastion Booger (WWF) – September 11, 2010 – heart attack

– Giant Gonzalez (WWF/WCW) – September 22, 2010 – Diabetes

– Val Puccio (ECW) – January 7, 2011 – obesity

– ‘Sir’ Oliver Humperdink (WWF/WCW) – March 20, 2011 – bladder cancer

– ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage (WWF/WCW) – May 20, 2011 – heart attack during a car accident

– Donna Christanello (NWA) – August 25, 2011 – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

– Little Tokyo (WWF) – September 6, 2011 – heart attack

– Mr. Ito (Japan) – December 21, 2011 – respiratory failure

– Doug Furnas (WWF) – March 2, 2012 – heart disease

– Joe Blanchard (NWA) – March 22, 2012 – squamous-cell carcinoma

– ‘Chief’ Jay Strongbow (WWF) – April 3, 2012 – Natural Causes

– Red Bastien (NWA) – August 11, 2012 – Alzheimer’s Disease

– Mike Graham (WCW) – October 19, 2012 – suicide

– Brad Armstrong (WCW) – November 1, 2012 – Medical Distress

– Awesome Kong [of The Colossal Kongs] (WCW) – November 17, 2012 – unknown

– Pink “The Clown” (WWF) – December 16, 2012 – natural causes

– Paul Bearer (WWF) – March 5, 2013 – blood clot

– Reid Flair – March 29, 2013 – drug overdose

– Héctor Garza (Mexico) – May 26, 2013 – lung cancer

– Mark Starr (WCW) – June 7, 2013 – heart attack

– Al Green (WCW) – June 14, 2013 – suffering from COPD

– ‘Doink The Clown’ Matt Bourne (WWF) – June 28, 2013 – drug overdose

– Angelo Savoldi (NWA) – September 20, 2013 – natural causes

– Maurice ‘Mad Dog’ Vachon (WWF/AWA) – November 21, 2013 – natural causes

– Mae Young (WWF) – January 14, 2014 – heart attack

– Viscera / Mabel (WWF) – February 18, 2014 – heart attack

– Billy Robinson (AWA) – March 3, 2014 – died in his sleep

– The Ultimate Warrior (WWF) – April 8, 2014 – heart attack

– Lee Marshall (WCW) – April 26, 2014 – esophageal cancer

– Sean O’Haire (WCW/WWF) – September 8, 2014 – suicide

– Ox Baker (NWA) – October 20, 2014 – heart attack

– Bob Geigel (NWA) – October 30, 2014 – Alzheimer’s disease

– ‘The Gigolo’ Jimmy Del Ray (WWF) – December 6, 2014 – heart attack

– Tom Roberts (ECW Zombie) – January 7, 2015 – unknown

– Drew McDonald (Europe) – February 9, 2015 – cancer

– Perro Aguayo Jr. (Mexico) – March 21, 2015 – died during a match

– Verne Gagne (AWA) – April 27, 2015 – heart attack

– ‘Fantastic’ Tommy Rogers (NWA) – June 1, 2015 – found dead in his home

– ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes (WWF/NWA) – June 11, 2015 – kidney failure

– ‘Nature Boy’ Buddy Landel (WWF) – June 22, 2015 – car crash

– ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper (WWF/WCW) – July 31, 2015 – heart attack

– Nick Bockwinkel (AWA) – November 14, 2015 – undisclosed causes

– Tommy Gilbert (Memphis) – November 26, 2015 – unknown

– Hack Meyers (ECW) – December 5, 2015 – complications after brain surgery

– ‘Iron’ Mike Sharpe (WWF) – January 17, 2016 – unknown

– ‘The Mongolian Stomper’ Archie Gouldie (Stampede) – January 23, 2016 – died in his sleep

– Axl Rotten (ECW) – February 4, 2016 – heroin overdose

– Hayabusa (Japan) – March 3, 2016 – subarachnoid hemorrhage

– Blackjack Mulligan (WWF) – April 7, 2016 – heart failure

– Balls Mahoney (ECW) – April 12, 2016 – heart attack

– Chyna (WWF) – April 20, 2016 – drug overdose

– ‘Cowboy’ Frankie Lane (WWF) – May 24, 2016 – multiple sclerosis

– Gypsy Joe (NWA) – June 16, 2016 – extended illness

– Mr. Fuji (WWF) – August 28, 2016 – natural causes

– Lord Littlebrook (WWF/WCW) – September 9, 2016 – natural causes

– Frenchy Martin (WWF) – October 21, 2016 – bladder and bone cancer

– Timothy Well (WWF) – January 9, 2017 – kidney failure

– ‘Superfly’ Jimmy Snuka (WWF) – January 15, 2017 – stomach cancer

– ‘Chavo Classic’ Chavo Guerrero Sr. (WWE) – February 11, 2017 – liver cancer

– George “The Animal” Steele (WWF) – February 16, 2017 – kidney failure

– Nicole Bass (WWF/ECW) – February 17, 2017 – cerebral death

– Ivan Koloff (WWF/NWA) – February 18, 2017 – liver cancer

– Johnny K-9 / Bruiser Bedlam (WWF/SMW) – February 21, 2017 – respiratory failure

– ‘The Outlaw’ Ron Bass (WWF) – March 7, 2017 – complications following surgery

– Cheesy (WWF) – March 8, 2017 – undisclosed causes

– Dennis Stamp (AWA/NWA) – March 14, 2017 – blood cancer

– ‘Pretty Boy’ Larry Sharpe (WWWF) – April 10, 2017 – health issues

– Rosey (WWE) – April 17, 2017 – congestive heart failure

– ‘Pretty Boy’ Doug Somers (AWA) – May 16, 2017 – unknown

– Mr. Pogo (Japan) – June 23, 2017 – cerebral infarction

– Smith Hart (Stampede) – July 2, 2017 – prostate & bone cancer

– ‘Big’ Otto Wanz (AWA) – September 14, 2017 – short, serious illness

– Bobby “The Brain” Heenan (WWF/WCW) – September 17, 2017 – complications from throat cancer

– Lance Russell (Memphis) – October 3, 2017 – complications from a broken hip

– ‘The Z-Man’ Tom Zenk (WWF/WCW) – December 9, 2017 – atherosclerosis & cardiomegaly

– Steve Gatorwolf (WWF) – 2017 – heart related issues

– ‘Luscious Johnny V’ Johnny Valiant (WWF) – April 4, 2018 – struck by a pickup truck

– Paul Jones (NWA) – April 18, 2018 – unknown

– ‘The Living Legend’ Bruno Sammartino (WWF) – April 18, 2018 – multiple organ failure

– Big Bully Busick (WWF) – May 8, 2018 – brain tumor

– The Rockin’ Rebel (ECW) – June 1, 2018 – suicide

– Big Van Vader (WWF/WCW) – June 18, 2018 – cardiac arrhythmia & pneumonia

– Matt Cappotelli (WWE) – June 29, 2018 – glioblastoma multiforme

– ‘Mr.’ Masa Saito (WWF) – July 14, 2018 – complications of Parkinson’s disease

– Brickhouse Brown (Memphis) – July 29, 2018 – prostate cancer

– Nikolai Volkoff (WWF) – July 29, 2018 – dehydration and other issues

– ‘Grandmaster Sexay’ Brian Christopher (WWF) – July 29, 2018 – suicide

– Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart (WWF) – August 13, 2018 – fell at home and hit his head

– Yoshi Kwan (WCW) – August 22, 2018 – stroke

– Don Leo Jonathan (AWA/NWA) – October 13, 2018 – natural causes

– ‘Dirty’ Dick Slater (WWF/WCW) – October 18, 2018 – heart complications

– José Lothario (WWF) – November 6, 2018 – natural causes

– Dynamite Kid (WWF) – December 5, 2018 – severe health problems

– Larry ‘The Axe’ Hennig (AWA) – December 6, 2018 – kidney failure

– Bill Fralic (WWF/NFL) – December 13, 2018 – cancer

– ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund (WWF/WCW) – January 2, 2019 – health issues

– Alexis Smirnoff (WWF/NWA) – January 5, 2019 – kidney failure

– Les Thornton (NWA) – February 1, 2019 – natural causes

– Salvatore Bellomo (WWF) – February 9, 2019 – cancer

– Pedro Morales (WWF) – February 12, 2019 – complications of Parkinson’s disease

– King Kong Bundy (WWF) – March 4, 2019 – complications of diabetes

– The Destroyer (NWA) – March 7, 2019 – natural causes

– Yamaguchi-San (WWF) – March 9, 2019 – lengthy illness

– Silver King (WCW) – May 11, 2019 – heart attack

– Ashley Massaro (WWE) – May 16, 2019 – suicide by hanging

– Rene Goulet (WWF) – May 25, 2019 – natural causes

– Maxx Muscle (WCW) – June 27, 2019 – unknown

– ‘The King’ Harley Race (WWF/NWA) – August 1, 2019 – lung cancer

– Fake Razor Ramon (WWF) – September 20, 2019 – heart attack

– Moondog Rex (WWF) – December 14, 2019 – died after a surgery to have his right leg amputated

– Kendo Nagasaki (WCW) – January 12, 2020 – arrythmia

– Rocky Johnson (WWF) – January 15, 2020 – pulmonary embolism

– Joe Pedicino (NWA/WCW) – April 12, 2020 – stroke

– Howard Finkel (WWF) – April 16, 2020 – health issues

– Shad Gaspard (WWE) – May 17, 2020 – drowned

– Mr. Wrestling II (NWA/WWF) – June 10, 2020 – natural causes

– Kamala (WWF) – August 9, 2020 – COVID-19 & complications from diabetes

– ‘Bullet’ Bob Armstrong (NWA) – August 27, 2020 – bone cancer

– Road Warrior Animal (WWF/NWA/AWA/WCW) – September 22, 2020 – sudden heart attack

– Tracy Smothers / Freddie Joe Floyd (WWF/WCW/ECW) – October 28, 2020 – lymphoma cancer

– Patt Patterson (WWF) – December 2, 2020 – cancer

– Zeus (WWF) – December 10, 2020 – hypertensive & atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease

– Kevin Greene (WCW) – December 21, 2020 – heart attack

– Danny Hodge (NWA) – December 24, 2020 – natural causes

– Luke Harper (WWE/AEW) – December 26, 2020 – lung problems

– Paul Varelans (ECW/UFC) – January 16, 2021 – COVID-19

– Butch Reed (WWF/NWA) – February 5, 2021 – heart complications

– Rusty Brooks (WWF) – February 11, 2021 – unknown

– Jim Crockett Jr. (NWA) – March 3, 2021 – liver and kidney failure

– ‘Barry O’ Barry Orton (WWF) – March 19, 2021 – undisclosed medical condition

– New Jack (ECW) – May 14, 2021 – heart attack

– Don Kernodle (NWA) – May 17, 2021 – health issues

– The Patriot (WCW/WWF) – June 30, 2021 – heart attack

– ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Paul Orndorff (WWF/WCW) – July 12, 2021 – dementia

– Super Porky (WWE) – July 26, 2021 – heart attack

– “The Assassin” Jody Hamilton (NWA/WCW) – August 3, 2021 – natural causes

– ‘Beautiful’ Bobby Eaton (NWA/WCW) – August 4, 2021 – died in his sleep

– Dominic DeNucci (WWWF/WWF) – August 12, 2021 – natural causes

– Daffney (WCW) – September 1, 2021 – suicide

– Sakoda (WWE) – September 2, 2021 – unknown

– Judy Bagwell (WCW) – November 8, 2021 – dementia

– ‘King Kong’ Angelo Mosca (WWF) – November 6, 2021 – Alzheimer’s disease

– Blackjack Lanza (AWA/WWWF) – December 8, 2021 – health issues

– Jimmy Rave (TNA) – December 12, 2021 – MRSA infection

– Corporal Kirschner (WWF) – December 22, 2021 – heart attack

– Ken Raper (WWF/USWA) – January 24, 2022 – heart disease

– Razor Ramon / Scott Hall (WWF/WCW) – March 14, 2022 – taken off life support after 3 heart attacks

– Dave Hebner (WWF Referee) – June 17, 2022 – Parkinson’s disease

– Tim White (WWF Referee) – June 19, 2022 – health issues

– Antonio Inoki (NJPW/WCW) – October 1, 2022 – systemic transthyretin amyloidosis

– Sara Lee (Tough Enough) – October 5, 2022 – suicide

– Don West (TNA) – December 30, 2022 – lymphoma

Jay Briscoe (ROH) – January 17, 2023 – car accident

‘The Genius’ Lanny Poffo (WWF) – February 2, 2023 – heart failure

Charlie Norris (WCW) – February 6, 2023 – unknown

Jerry Jarrett (Memphis) – February 14, 2023 – heart attack

Jeff Gaylord (The Black Knight from Survivor Series 1993) – March 15, 2023 – unknown

Bushwhacker Butch Miller (WWF) – April 2, 2023 – high blood pressure

‘Superstar’ Billy Graham (WWWF/WWF) – May 17, 2023 – multiple organ failure

The Iron Sheik (WWF) – June 7, 2023 – cardiac arrest following congestive heart failure and hypertension

Droz (WWF) – June 30, 2023 – natural causes

Mantaur (WWF) – July 11, 2023 – died in his sleep after a back injury

‘Exotic’ Adrian Street (NWA) – July 24, 2023 – sepsis

Terry Funk (NWA/WWF/ECW/WCW) – August 23, 2023 – dementia & health issues

Bray Wyatt (WWE) – August 24, 2023 – heart attack

General Adnan (WWF) – September 6, 2023 – unknown

Joyce Grable (NWA) – September 29, 2023 – unknown

Russ Francis (WWF/NFL) – October 1, 2023 – plane crash

Killer Khan (WWF) – December 29, 2023 – aortic dissection

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