Von Erich Family To Be Inducted into WWE Hall of Fame

Colin VassalloCorrespondent IFebruary 10, 2009

PWInsider.com is reporting that one of the greatest families in professional wrestling, the Von Erichs, will be inducted into the 2009 WWE Hall of Fame.

The family, consisting of dad Fritz and his six sons Kevin, Jack, David, Kerry, Mike, and Chris, are all dead, except for Kevin. Kerry's daughter Lacey also signed with the WWE, but was let go before making her debut.

Jack is the only sibling who had nothing to do with wrestling, as he died at the age of seven. David died in 1984 from a heart attack, followed by Mike, who committed suicide in 1987 by overdose. Chris also committed suicide in 1991. Kerry, who wrestled as the Texas Tornado in WWE, committed suicide in 1993 by shooting himself in the heart, and their father Fritz died of cancer in 1997.

Kevin Von Erich appeared during the RAW Homecoming three-hour episode in Dallas and received a thunderous ovation from his hometown crowd. He now hosts a show on WWE 24/7.

PWInsider adds that one of the family's greatest rivals, Michael Hayes, will be doing the induction. Kevin and the Von Erich children will accept the honor.

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