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8. WWE Issues Statement on Frenchy Martin’s Death

As we noted yesterday, Old School WWF wrestler & manager Frenchy Martin passed away due to bladder cancer at the age of 66. Below is WWE’s statement on his passing:

Frenchy Martin passes away

WWE is saddened to learn that Jean Gagné, known to WWE fans as Frenchy Martin, has passed away.

Though he began his WWE career as a competitor, Martin is best remembered for his time as the manager of the mighty Dino Bravo. Donning a brash monocle and a sequined beret, Martin helped his fellow French Canadian find success in 1987, while enraging American fans by carrying around a sign that read “USA Is Not OK.” Martin’s ringside antics made him a memorable face of WWE in the late ’80s despite a relatively brief run.

WWE extends its condolences to Gagné’s family, friends and fans.

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