Before I begin, I want to inform you that the video above does not depict Hart's death. To my knowledge, a video does not exist outside WWE, and I would not post it here if one did.
On May 23, 1999, Owen Hart, the brother of WWE Hall of Fame member Bret Hart, died in a tragic accident. Playing the Blue Blazer, a self-professed superhero, Hart was to face the Godfather for the WWF Intercontinental Championship.
Hart was scheduled to have a "super" entrance, which would have him descend from the rafters and into the ring. Despite a successful test run, the harness failed that night, and Hart plummeted over 70 feet, landing chest-first on a turnbuckle.
CPR was performed, but to no response. Hart was transported to a Kansas City hospital for treatment, but sadly he had died from his injuries. This video is about an hour after the fall, when JR had the unenviable task of informing the viewing audience about this terrible tragedy.
Wrestling fans everywhere should remember that wrestlers put their bodies on the line for us each and every week. So while we argue about storylines and booking and pushes, remember those who have lost so much.