A few famous wrestlers from the World Wrestling Federation, now World Wrestling Entertainment, have died since their retirement from the wrestling world, including Andre the Giant, "Macho Man" Randy Savage, Dusty Rhodes and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. These wrestlers earned reputations based on their styles, body types and flair for working the crowd.Continue Reading
Andre the Giant, a Frenchman born Andre Rene Roussimoff, died in 1993 at the age of 46. Roussimoff had acromegaly, a disorder known to produce enlargement of the head, face, hands, feet and chest due to too many growth hormones in the body. Roussimoff died just two weeks after attending his father's funeral in France. Roussimoff gained notoriety for his turn as Fezzik in "The Princess Bride."
Savage passed away in 2011 at the age of 58 after an automobile accident in Florida. Born Randy Mario Poffo, the former professional wrestler lost control of his Jeep Wrangler in Pinellas County, along the Gulf Coast, before veering over a concrete divider and then smashing into a tree. The wrestler's wife sustained minor injuries in the wreck as the lone passenger in the vehicle.
Piper died of a heart attack caused by a blood clot in the lungs in August 2015 at the age of 61. Piper battled Hodgkin's lymphoma from 2006 to November 2014, only to suffer a heart attack less than a year later. The former wrestler suffered from high blood pressure at the time of his death.Learn more about Wrestling