Who Are Some Notable Deceased Pro Wrestlers?


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Andre the Giant, Eddie Guerero and Owen Hart are some notable deceased pro wrestlers who competed in the World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. All three of these professional wrestlers died before the age of 50.

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Who Are Some Notable Deceased Pro Wrestlers?
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Born with acromegaly, a medical condition that causes gigantism, Andre Rene Rousimoff became famous in the wrestling world because of his huge size. Andre the Giant was 46 years old when he died of a heart attack, a complication of his medical condition, shortly after his father's funeral. The WWE launched the Hall of Fame after his death, making Andre the Giant its first and only inductee that year.

Four years after he entered the WWE, Eddie Guerero won the WWE World Championship after beating Brock Lesnar in Wrestlemania XX. Aside from his pro-wrestling career, Guerero was often in the news for his alcohol and drug issues. In November 2005, he died in his motel room at the Marriott City due to acute heart failure just before his scheduled match with Batista and Randy Orton. Guerero was 38 years old.

Owen Hart was a four-time WWF World Tag Team Champion, playing alongside tag partners such as Yokozuna and the British Bulldog, who was also his brother-in-law. In May 1999, during a pay-per-view event, Hart was scheduled to be lowered by a safety harness into the ring but plummeted over 50 feet instead, landing chest first on the top rope near a turnbuckle. He died at the age of 34.

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