Professional Wrestlers Who Died Young Anything
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Professional Wrestlers Who Died Young

List Criteria: Prominent wrestlers who died young

Unlike any other athletes or sports entertainers, professional wrestlers are more prone to dying before the age of 55. For whatever reason, (the abuse of their bodies, steroids, hard drugs, partying, long hours) these bohemoths of the square circle end up perishing. Unfortunately, this includes many of the icons of wrestling history. It's almost a strange occupational hazard at this point to be a pro wrestler considering all of the bumps you get in the ring. It seems like you hear about the deaths of these wrestling giants on a more frequent basis these days, as the sport has gotten more popular and become a global brand of entertainment. Many of the stars on this list have competed in the WWE, WCW, ECW, AWA among others. The men and women on this list have wrestled in some of the biggest arenas and pay-per-view events in the world.

So which wrestlers died young? That's the shame of this list. There are guys like Owen Hart, who died during an in-ring stunt, or the tragedy of Chris Benoit and his family, which words can't really do justice. Others, like Andre The Giant, was a victim of his own size and ultimately that size was one of the reasons of his great success.

The wrestlers on this list all died before their 55th birthday. Take a look and see who died young.
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  1. June 16, 1959 - April 8, 2014, Age 54

  2. May 19, 1946 - January 27, 1993, Age 46

  3. November 15, 1952 - May 20, 2011, Age 58

  4. May 21, 1967 - June 24, 2007, Age 40

  5. November 19, 1960 - May 1, 2003, Age 43

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