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5 Wrestlers Who Passed Away at Young Age

This article is about the wrestlers who died at young age. One of the saddest things to happen is when a wrestler, who is in his prime, passes away and all the fans miss them.

Harsh Chopra
Last updated: 18.04.2024
Wrestlers Who Passed Away Young

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There have been a number of wrestlers who have passed away in young age, and they have not been able to live a healthy life as wrestlers for decades. One of the saddest things to happen is when a wrestler, who is in his prime, passes away and all the fans miss them. Their demise can happen for several reasons, but the hope will always be that everybody can live a full life. In recent times, this trend has picked up, and hopefully, no more wrestlers pass away too quickly. This generally happens in the 30s and 40s.

Five wrestlers who died Young

Owen Hart 

One of the most famous wrestling deaths to ever happen prematurely and that has left a bad taste in everyone is the death of Owen Hart. Owen Hart was one of the best wrestlers in the world when it happened to him. He was just 34 and at the peak of his career. It was during a WWE PPV called Over the Limit in 1999. And it all happened during a stunt. He was performing a stunt, and on that occasion, it was botched, and Owen Hart fell from the stage and died. It sent shockwaves around the wrestling world. He was a part of the Hart family, and Bret Hart and he were wrestling soulmates. It soured the relationship between Owen Hart’s family and WWE. It remains acrimonious till now from the side of the family of Owen Hart. It was an accident that changed everything in professional wrestling.

Bray Wyatt  

It happened last year, so it is fresh in the minds of the WWE universe. Bray Wyatt was one of the most beloved WWE superstars, and he was one of the top stars in WWE, who was known by everyone. He was loved by everyone backstage, and there was a collective sense of shock. He passed away at the age of 36 from a heart attack arising from the complications he had with COVID-19. Bray Wyatt returned recently to WWE, and he was with Uncle Howdy. He was one of the most creative wrestlers of all time. He was the second member of the Wyatt family, who passed away after Brodie Lee.



Image Credit: WWE
Image Credit: WWE

Another famous wrestling death at the age of 36 happened in 2009, and he was the legendary Umaga. Umaga was one of the most feared and respected men in the WWE when he was around. He was feared, and he had face paint and a spike that would finish matches in an instant. Umaga should be in the WWE Hall of Fame at the earliest. He passed away from a heart attack, which was unfortunately caused by combined drug intoxication. The hope is that Umaga could have still been around to see the progress his own Solo Sikoa has been making in WWE.

Brodie Lee  

One of the wrestling deaths that happened in the year 2020 that really shocked the wrestling world and brought everyone together was the passing away of Brodie Lee. He was in AEW when he passed away. He was the first member of the Wyatt family to pass away. He was in WWE for a number of years as Luke Harper. He was beloved across the entire industry, and he brought everyone together, irrespective of companies. He passed away from pulmonary fibrosis. One of those wrestling deaths the entire wrestling community hoped would not happen.


The fifth unfortunate wrestling death that happened too quickly on this list is Chyna. Chyna was the ninth wonder of the world and the woman who inspired an entire generation to become women in wrestling. She was the first woman to be in the men’s Royal Rumble match, and she was the first International Champion. Chyna was the strongest woman in WWE, and her life after WWE was something controversial. For a number of years, WWE did not acknowledge Chyna, and she died due to a medication overdose. She was just 46 years old, and she died in the year 2016.


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