Former Pro Wrestler Mike Graham Dies at 61; Twitter Reaction to His Passing

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Former Pro Wrestler Mike Graham Dies at 61; Twitter Reaction to His Passing
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Former pro wrestler and road agent Mike Graham died on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012.

As reported by PWInsider (via Graham was found dead in Daytona Beach. Further details regarding his passing have yet to be released.

He was 61 years old.

During his career, he wrestled legends like Ric Flair and Dory Funk Jr.

The 1972 Pro Wrestling Illustrated Rookie of the Year was a two-time AWA World Light Heavyweight champ. Graham (real name: Michael Gossett) was the son of Florida promoter Eddie Graham.

Mike Graham inducted his late father into WWE's Hall of Fame in 2008.

Soon after news broke of Mike's death, friends and former colleagues opened up about him on Twitter.

Jim Ross had this to say:

Eric Bischoff, who has longed played a cold and calculating villain, expressed some moving sentiments regarding Graham.

Former WWE star and wrestling's resident vampire Gangrel added his thoughts as well.

Wrestling legend Dutch Mantell spoke highly of Graham's character and skills.

Goldust's response sums up many people's feelings about Graham's passing.

Pro wrestling is its own strange extended family and it hurts to lose any of its members. Graham will be remembered as a champion, trainer, road agent and as a man with a lifelong love of the business.

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