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Pro wrestling can be a very tough and dangerous life -- with the constant traveland performances, and the little time to recover from painful injuries that all wrestlers sustain (only recently and in the biggest organizations have wrestlers been able to collect a paycheck when injured -- and few are accepted for insurance coverage). Even though most pro wrestlers are very athletic, their big size also adds to their risk for various health problems. Contrary to popular belief, dozens of wrestlers have died during or just after a match -- most often from a heart attack.

Professional wrestlers

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  • Carl Abs (Karl Abs)
  • Ad Santel
  • Joseph Acton
  • Chris Adams(Murdered)
  • Adrian Adonis (Keith Franke) (Car Accident)
  • Gary Albright (Heart Attack)
  • Gene Anderson (Heart Attack)
  • Andre the Giant (Andre Rousimoff) (Heart Attack)
  • Giant Baba (Shohei Baba) (Cancer)
  • Art Barr (Heart Attack)
  • Fred Beel
  • Jerry Blackwell (Pneumonia)
  • Fred Blassie (Heart Attack)
  • Big Bossman/Big Bubba Rogers (Ray Traylor) (Heart Attack)
  • Dino Bravo (Adolfo Bresciano)(Murdered)
  • Bobo Brazil (Houston Harris) (Heart Attack)
  • Bruiser Brody (Frank Goodish) (Murdered)
  • Leroy Brown (Heart Attack)
  • Jim Browning
  • Farmer Burns (Martin Burns)
  • Earl Caddock
  • Haystacks Calhoun (William Calhoun) (Diabetes)
  • Chris Candido (Chris Candito) (Blood Clot After Surgery)
  • Ray Candy (Heart Attack)
  • Chri$ Ca$h (Christopher Bauman, Jr.) (motorcycle accident)
  • Big Daddy Crabtree (Shirley Crabtree) (Stroke)
  • Mike Davis (Heart Attack)
  • Alan Dennison (Heart Attack)
  • Mike DiBiase (Heart Attack)
  • Dick the Bruiser (Dick Afflis) (Heart Attack)
  • Dick Dudley (Alex Rizzo) (Kidney Failure)
  • James Dudley
  • Bobby Duncum, Jr. (Drug Overdose)
  • Bertha Faye (Suicide)
  • Dory Funk sr.
  • Eddie Gilbert (Heart Attack)
  • Terry Gordy (Heart Attack)
  • Gorgeous George (George Wagner) (Heart Attack)
  • Frank Gotch (Uremic Poisoning)
  • Eddie Graham (Suicide)
  • Johnny Grunge (Michael Durham) (Sleep Apena)
  • Eddie Guerrero (Heart Failure)
  • Gory Guerrero
  • Russ Has (Heart Attack)
  • Georg Hackenschmidt
  • Hard Boiled Haggerty (Don Stansauk)
  • Dean Hart(Kidney Failure)
  • Owen Hart (Accidental Fall)
  • Stu Hart(Pneumonia)
  • Shinya Hashimoto (Brain aneurysm)
  • Road Warrior Hawk (Michael Hegstrand) (Heart Attack)
  • Giant Haystacks (Stomach Cancer)
  • Curt Hennig(Drug Overdose)
  • Gino Hernandez (Charles Wolfe) (Drug Overdose)
  • Hercules Hernandez (Ray Fernandez) (Heart Attack)
  • Crash Holly (Mike Lockwood) (Alcohol & Drug Overdose)
  • Scott Irwin (Brain Tumor)
  • Youssuf Ishmaelo
  • Junkyard Dog (Sylvester Ritter) (Car Accident)
  • Emiko Kado (Head injury suffered during a match)
  • Andy Kaufman(Lung Cancer)
  • Pat Kelly(Car Accident)
  • King Kong Kirk (Malcolm Kirk) (Injuries suffered from match)
  • Jacob Koch
  • Kortsia Korchenko (Mike Diamond)
  • Evan Lewis (Henry Clayton)
  • Little Beaver (Lionel Giroux) (Emphysema)
  • Jim Londos
  • Georg Lurich
  • Youssouf Mahmout (Hergeleci Ibrahim)
  • Peter Maivia (Cancer)
  • Hiro Matsuda (Yasuhiro Kojima)(Colon Cancer)
  • Matty Matsuda
  • Sorakichi Matsuda
  • Wahoo McDaniel (Ed McDaniel) (Stroke)
  • Gorilla Monsoon (Robert Marella) (Cancer)
  • Moondog Spot (Larry Booker) (Heart Attack)
  • William Muldoon
  • Wayne Munn
  • Dick Murdoch (Heart Attack)

n-z

  • Bronko Nagurski
  • Leo Nomellini
  • Pat O'Connor (Cancer)
  • Larry O'Day (Liver Cancer)
  • Kara Osman
  • Jackie Pallo (Cancer)
  • Tony Parisi (Antonio Pugliese)
  • Eduardo Perez
  • Miguel Perez
  • D.J. Peterson (David Peterson) (Motorcycle Accident)
  • Brian Pillman (Heart Attack)
  • Pit Bull #2 (Anthony Durante)(Drug Overdose)
  • The Renegade (Rick Williams) (Suicide)
  • Rikidozan (Mitsuharu Momota) (Murdered)
  • Victor Rivera (murdered)
  • Pat Roach
  • Antonino Rocca
  • Rocco Rock (Ted Petty) (Heart Attack)
  • Buddy Rogers (Herman Rohde) (Stroke)
  • Dr. Benjamin F. Roller
  • Johnny Rougeau
  • Rick Rude (Richard Rood) (Heart Attack)
  • Tiny Sam
  • El Santo (Rodolfo Guzman Huerta)
  • Buzz Sawyer (Heart Attack)
  • Mike Sharpe0

                     theSheik(Ed Farhart)(heart attack)

  • Sky Low Low (Marcel Gauthier)
  • Davey Boy Smith (David Smith) (Heart Attack)
  • Louie Spicolli (Louis Mucciolo) (Drug Overdose)
  • Spider (Dan Quirk) (Accident during show)
  • Gene "Mr. America" Stanlee (Eugene Stanley Zygowicz) (Natural Causes)
  • Stan Stasiak (Heart Attack)
  • Ray Stevens (Heart Attack)
  • Big John Studd (John Minton) (Cancer)
  • The Super Swedish Angel (Tor Johnson)
  • Jeep Swenson (Robert Swenson) (Heart Attack)
  • Toru Tanaka (Heart Attack)
  • Chris Taylor(Heart Attack)
  • Lou Thesz (Heart Attack)
  • Sailor Art Thomas
  • Tosh Togo (Harold Sakata) (Cancer)
  • Tarzan Tyler (Camille Tourville)
  • Vivian Vachon (Car Accident)
  • Johnny Valentine
  • Chris Von Erich (Chris Adkisson) (Suicide)
  • David Von Erich (David Adkisson) (Drug Overdose)
  • Fritz Von Erich (Jack Adkisson) (Cancer)
  • Kerry Von Erich (Kerry Adkisson) (Suicide)
  • Mike Von Erich (Mike Adkisson) (Suicide)
  • The Wall/Sgt. A-Wol (Jerry Tuite) (Heart Attack)
  • Heinrich Weber
  • Pez Whatley (Peter Whatley) (Heart Attack)
  • Tim Woods (Heart Attack)
  • Yokozuna (Rodney Anoai) (Heart Attack)
  • Jay Youngblood (Steven Romero) (Heart Attack)
  • Stanislaus Zbyszko

annoucers

  • Jack Brickhouse
  • "Lord" Alfred Hayes
  • Jimmy Lennon
  • Gordon Solie (Francis Labiak) (Throat Cancer)
  • Rod Trongard
  • Ed Whalen

managers

  • Mrs. Cleavage (Marianna Komlos) (Breast Cancer)
  • Miss Elizabeth (Elizabeth Hulette) (Drug & Alcohol Overdose)
  • The Grand Wizard (Ernie Roth) (Heart Attack)
  • Sapphire (Juanita Wright) (Heart Attack)

referees

  • Randy "Pee Wee" Anderson (Cancer)
  • Wayne Cashman
  • Mark Curtis (Brian Hildebrand) (Cancer)
  • Joey Marella (Car Accident)

promoters

  • Herb Abrams (Suicide)
  • Jim Barnett
  • Jim Crockett
  • Jess McMahon
  • Vince J. McMahon (Cancer)
  • Sam Muchnick
  • Jack Tunney
  • John Tunney

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