Famous wrestlers who died before they should

1. Mr. Perfect (1958 – 2003)

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Curtis Michael Hennig is first one of the many famous wrestlers who unfortunately died untimely. Aside from being wrestler, he was manager and color commentator also. He made his wrestling debut in 1980, and he was associated with many big promoters, including WCW, AWA, TNA and WWF (now WWE). It was WWF where he first performed under nickname “Mr. Perfect” which would later become his ring name. He was very prolific wrestler, because he won world championship on four occasions, held AWA World Heavyweight Championship for 373 day (7th longest run in history), won WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship on one occasion, and finally, i-Generation World Heavyweight Championship two times. He did have wrestling genes, though, because his father was also professional wrestler Larry “The Axe” Hennig. Also, his son, Axel Hennig currently participates in the WWE. Curtis Hennig died at the age of 45, when he was diagnosed with cocaine overdose. His father commented on his dead, saying that mixture of painkillers and steroids also had some part in Hennig’s death.

He was very prolific wrestler, because he won world championship on four occasions, held AWA World Heavyweight Championship for 373 day (7th longest run in history), won WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship on one occasion, and finally, i-Generation World Heavyweight Championship two times. He did have wrestling genes, though, because his father was also professional wrestler Larry “The Axe” Hennig. Also, his son, Axel Hennig currently participates in the WWE. Curtis Hennig died at the age of 45, when he was diagnosed with cocaine overdose. His father commented on his dead, saying that mixture of painkillers and steroids also had some part in Hennig’s death.

He did have wrestling genes, though, because his father was also professional wrestler Larry “The Axe” Hennig. Also, his son, Axel Hennig currently participates in the WWE. Curtis Hennig died at the age of 45, when he was diagnosed with cocaine overdose. His father commented on his dead, saying that mixture of painkillers and steroids also had some part in Hennig’s death.

He did have wrestling genes, though, because his father was also professional wrestler Larry “The Axe” Hennig. Also, his son, Axel Hennig currently participates in the WWE. Curtis Hennig died at the age of 45, when he was diagnosed with cocaine overdose. His father commented on his dead, saying that mixture of painkillers and steroids also had some part in Hennig’s death.

2. Andre the Giant (1946 – 1993)

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André René Roussimoff was professional wrestler and actor. He got his ring name because of the most obvious reasons possible – he was 2.24m tall and he weighed 240kg, and this made him 9th on the list of all-time tallest famous wrestlers. This measurements led him to the nickname “The Eight Wonder of the World”. He was most famous during his work relationship with WWF. Andre the Giant had one particular enemy in the wrestling world – Hulk Hogan. His feud with Hogan was one of the most intense rivalries in the history of WWF. Andre the Giant made his debut in 1973, and in 1986, he won twenty-men battle royal. His undefeated streak has lasted for 14 years, from 1973 to 1987. His acting career wasn’t very successful, but he did have a role in popular film “The Princess Bride”. Andre the Giant died in 1993, in Paris. His death was a result of congestive heart failure.

His feud with Hogan was one of the most intense rivalries in the history of WWF. Andre the Giant made his debut in 1973, and in 1986, he won twenty-men battle royal. His undefeated streak has lasted for 14 years, from 1973 to 1987. His acting career wasn’t very successful, but he did have a role in popular film “The Princess Bride”. Andre the Giant died in 1993, in Paris. His death was a result of congestive heart failure.

Andre the Giant died in 1993, in Paris. His death was a result of congestive heart failure.

3. Matt Osborne (1957 – 2013)

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Matthew Osborne was first man to portray Doink the Clown, and by doing so, he became the most colorful character of all famous wrestlers. He was the son of a Tony Borne, who was also a professional wrestler. Matt made his debut in 1978. His finishing moves were Whooping Cushion and Stump Puller (as Doink the Clown), and he was introduced to Texas Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2011. He died in 2013, and police fist thought that it could be a murder. However, they later discovered that Matt Osborne died of a combination of morphine and hydrocodone, and he had some heart problems, which was also a contributing factor. In 2015, lawsuit was filed against WWE, blaming them for destroying Matt’s life, and pushing him further into the pit of drug abuse.

However, they later discovered that Matt Osborne died of a combination of morphine and hydrocodone, and he had some heart problems, which was also a contributing factor. In 2015, lawsuit was filed against WWE, blaming them for destroying Matt’s life, and pushing him further into the pit of drug abuse.

In 2015, lawsuit was filed against WWE, blaming them for destroying Matt’s life, and pushing him further into the pit of drug abuse.

4. Chris Kanyon (1970-2010)

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Christopher Klucsarits made his professional debut in 1992. He wrestled a few times under different names, until he finally adopted the ring name Chris Kanyon. He is most famous for his appearances under WCW and WWF corporations. He had a short period (1997 – 1998) when he performed as Mortis, which is Latin word for “Death”. In 2004 Kanyon was fired, and there were few reasons. First, he’s had two major injuries, and second (maybe more important), he wasn’t really included in any big storylines. Unfortunately, Chris Kanyon dies most tragically of all famous wrestlers. He committed suicide in 2010, and he suffered from bipolar disorder before that. His death wasn’t even acknowledged by WWE.

He is most famous for his appearances under WCW and WWF corporations. He had a short period (1997 – 1998) when he performed as Mortis, which is Latin word for “Death”. In 2004 Kanyon was fired, and there were few reasons. First, he’s had two major injuries, and second (maybe more important), he wasn’t really included in any big storylines.

Unfortunately, Chris Kanyon dies most tragically of all famous wrestlers. He committed suicide in 2010, and he suffered from bipolar disorder before that. His death wasn’t even acknowledged by WWE.

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