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WWF Legend Died By Suicide 31 Years Ago Today At The Age Of 33

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• WWF Legend Died By Suicide 31 Years Ago Today At The Age Of 33

On this day in 1993, we lost Old School WWF Legend “The Texas Tornado” Kerry Von Erich (Real name: Kerry Adkisson) at the young age of 33 due to suicide with a single gunshot to the heart.

After a great career in his father’s promotion World Class Championship Wrestling, Kerry joined the World Wrestling Federation in 1990 as “The Texas Tornado” and became the Intercontinental Champion after only a few months with the company.

Prior to his WWF run (1990-1992), Kerry Von Erich’s by far biggest accomplishment was winning the NWA World Heavyweight Championship from “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair in front of over 45,000 fans at Texas Stadium in 1984.

In 2009, he, his father & his brothers were all inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, but unfortunately his brother Kevin Von Erich was the last one of them, who was still alive and there to accept the award.


February 3, 1960 – February 18, 1993

• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 18, 1995) – Old School Wrestling Veteran Passed Away

On this day in 1995, we lost Old School Wrestling Veteran “Hot Stuff” Eddie Gilbert (Real name: Thomas Gilbert Jr.) at the young age of 33 due to a heart attack.

Eddie wrestled for all the major big promotions during his career, including the World Wrestling Federation, Jim Crockett Promotions, World Championship Wrestling, Mid-South/UWF, ECW, USWA, GWF, …

He was married to famous wrestling valet Missy Hyatt from 1987 till 1989 and then married Madusa (later known as Alundra Blayze) in 1992.


August 14, 1961 – February 18, 1995

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