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How did Mr. Perfect, the wrestler, die?

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Mr. Perfect, the wrestler, died of an acute cocaine intoxication on Feb. 10, 2003 in Tampa, Fla. In real life, his name was Curt Hennig.

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According to family members, steroids and painkillers also contributed to his death. He was in Tampa to wrestle in a lightly attended match at the Florida State Far with Jimmy Hart's All-Star Wrestling show. Previously, he had enjoyed a storied career with the World Wrestling Federation, World Championship Wrestling and the American Wrestling Association. Hennig belonged to a long line of wrestlers that includes his son, Curtis Axel, and his father Larry "The Axe" Hennig.

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