Jon Huber, WWE's Luke Harpar, Dies Aged 41 of Non-COVID-19 Related Lung Issue
Japanese professional wrestler Hana Kimura passed away at the age of 22 in May this year, after posting images of self-harm and a suicide note on social media.
The body of former World Wrestling Entertainment star Shad Gaspard, who was last seen swimming off Los Angeles' Venice Beach, was found along the shore days later in May. Lifeguards had told police that Gaspard, 39, was swept out by a rip current at the weekend
Popular Mexican wrestler La Parka died in Januray this year, months after a traumatic injury suffered during an in-ring stunt that left him paralyzed. The stunt reportedly occurred in Monterrey, Mexico
WWE Hall of Famer and first-ever Intercontinental Champion Pat Patterson has passed away at age 79 in December. A true trailblazer of the industry, Patterson was linked to many “firsts” in sports-entertainment throughout his storied career, including the first-ever Intercontinental Title reign and the creation of the Royal Rumble Match.
WWE wrestler Joe Laurinaitis, more popularly known as the Road Warrior Animal, breathed his last on September 22 at the age of 60. The cause of his death till now has not been released.
James Harris, known to WWE fans as Kamala, has passed away at age 70. Under the frightening face paint of Kamala, the 6-foot-7, 380-pound Harris battled big stars of pro-wrestling including the Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, and Andre the Giant in the early 1980s.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's father, Rocky Johnson has passed away aged 75 in January. Rocky was also a WWE wrestler and Hall of Famer and the sports-entertainment network confirmed the news on social media.
“Bullet” Bob Armstrong, a WWE Hall of Famer and patriarch of the legendary Armstrong wrestling family, has passed away at age 80 in August. Equal parts strongman and showman, Armstrong, who was born Joseph James in Marietta, Ga., on Oct. 3, 1939, proved himself as one of the most tenacious grapplers on the planet during the territorial days of sports-entertainment.
Tom Tiny Lister, known as Zeus to the WWE Universe, passed away today at age 62 in December. Lister had showed symptoms of COVID-19 for a few days and was eventually found unresponsive in his apartment in Marina del Rey, California.
Veteran American announcer and WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel died at the age of 69 in April. Known as ‘the Fink’ affectionately, Finkel belonged to Newark, New Jersey and served as “indispensable resource” to the WWE offices for his “vast knowledge of sports-entertainment history”.
Wrestling star Grant ‘Danny Havoc’ Berkland died at the age of 45 on June 1. The American professional wrestler for over a dozen years and was also known as the “The Deathmatch Drunkard”. Havoc’s retirement match was against SHLAK in 2017.