The death of Chris Benoit has inspired me to write about other wrestling deaths. Here’s a look at some deaths of other wrestling stars.
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I will be giving you a brief description of the wrestler’s lives and their deaths. This article will be done in parts because there are a lot of wrestlers who have died over the years. You may be amazed at how many of the deaths were due to past drug use. A lot of them died young.
Sheri Martel was born Sheri Russell on February 8, 1958. She was best known as Sensational Sheri. Throughout her career, she wrestled in WWE, AWA, NWA, ECW, and WCW as well as the independent circuit. She was a women’s champion. She was also a manager for Randy “Macho Man” Savage, Ted DiBiase, and Shawn Michaels as well as many others. She was fired from the WWE after failing a drug test. She was also fired from WCW because she wasn’t in proper condition.
She died on June 15, 2007. She died at her mother’s house. The police confirmed that she did not die of natural causes. It’s possible that she died due to drugs. Her death still remains unsolved. Her husband, mother, sister as well as other relatives survive her. I was shocked by how little coverage her death received. She didn’t die of natural causes so it should have been covered more. If I hadn’t been looking at a website, I wouldn’t have known she died.
Eddie Guerrero was born Eduardo Gory Guerrero on October 9, 1967. He went by different ring names, but he was best known as Eddie Guerrero. He was from the Guerrero wrestling family. He wrestled in ECW, WCW, and the WWE. He won numerous championship titles during his career. He battled with an alcohol problem as well as a drug addiction. After his death, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
He was found unconscious on November 3, 2005 in a hotel room in Minneapolis. His nephew Chavo Guerrero found him. An autopsy showed that he died of heart failure caused by an undiagnosed arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease. He had used narcotic pain killers at the time of his death. His wife, children, as well as other family members survive him. I wasn’t really familiar with him until he entered the WWE. It was a shame that he died when he did since he was trying to get his life back on track because of his addictions.
Bam Bam Bigelow:
He was born Scott Charles Bigelow on September 1, 1961. He was most recognized as having tattoos over his body. He was known as the Beast From the East. He wrestled in the WWE, ECW, and WCW. His most memorable match was with Lawrence “LT” Taylor during WrestleMania XI in 1995. Throughout his career he battled a drug problem. He also had run-ins with the law. One was in 2004 when he was charged with endangering the life of a child through reckless driving. The charges were dropped. He was also convicted of possession of cannabis. He was also sued by his ex-wife for non-payment of child support.