In Memory: Professional Wrestlers Who Died Under 40

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In Memory: Professional Wrestlers Who Died Under 40
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As many of us know, professional wrestling is a very tough sport. Both physically and mentally, everyone involved in sports entertainment should prepare to endure a career of pain and constant tiring hard work. Unfortunately, sometimes the nature of this business can have such an effect on a wrestler that it can cause him/her to fall into a mental abyss, and make decisions accordingly, leading to an untimely death. Others, only God knows why they have left us so soon.

This article pays tribute to wrestlers that died under 40. Although many wrestlers are compiled on this list (sadly), 10 will be featured on slides in no particular order.

Other than the wrestlers on the slides, here are some other wrestlers that have experienced an untimely death under the age of 40:

  • Frank Gotch (39)
  • Chris Von Erich (21)
  • Gino Hernandez (28)
  • Mike Von Erich (23)
  • Adrian Adonis (33)
  • Buzz Sawyer (32)
  • Eddie Gilbert (33)
  • Louie Spicolli (27)
  • Art Barr (28)
  • Renegade (33)
  • Bobby Duncum, Jr. (34)
  • "Pitbull #2" Anthony Durante (36)
  • "The Wall" Jerry Tuite (35)
  • Johnny Grunge (39)
  • Joey Maggs (37)
  • John Kronus (38)
  • Test (33)
  • Lance Cade (29)
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