Deadline Hollywood, reported March 5, 2019: King Kong Bundy Dies: Pro Wrestler In WWF Golden Age Was 61.
King Kong Bundy, who joined the original World Wrestling Federation in the early 1980s and participated in the first two WrestleMania events that helped launch the sport of pro wrestling into the pop culture mainstream, died Monday at age 61. The WWE confirmed the news Tuesday; the cause of death was not disclosed.
Deadline Hollywood, reported January 2, 2019: Gene Okerlund Dies: WWE Interviewer Dubbed “Mean Gene” By Jesse Ventura Was 76; Hulk Hogan, Others Tweet Tributes.
Gene Okerlund, the WWE interviewer dubbed “Mean Gene” by wrestler Jesse “The Body” Ventura, has died, according to the WWE. He was 76.

Deadline Hollywood, reported December 11, 2018: Bill Siegel Dies: Emmy-Winning ‘Trials Of Muhammad Ali’ Director Was 55.
Praised documentary filmmaker Bill Siegel, known for The Trials Of Muhammad Ali and The Weather Underground among others, has died. He was 55.
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Deadline Hollywood, reported December 8, 2018: Tim Rossovich Dies: Actor And Former USC/NFL Football Standout Was 72.
Former USC and National Football League star Tim Rossovich, who built a post-athletic acting career in various roles, has died after a long illness, according to USC News. He was 72 and passed Thursday in Sacramento.
Reposted from [community profile] deathwatch .

Deadline Hollywood, reported November 8, 2018: Kitty O’Neil Dies: Deaf ‘Bionic Woman’ Stuntwoman, Speed Racer Was 72.
Kitty O’Neil, a deaf stuntwoman whose credits include the 1970s series Wonder Woman and The Bionic Woman, has died of pneumonia at age 72. Her life story was told in a 1979 TV movie called Silent Victory: The Kitty O’Neil Story starring Stockard Channing – with O’Neil herself handling stunts.

New York Times, reported October 31, 2018: Willie McCovey, 80, Dies; Hall of Fame Slugger With the Giants.
Willie McCovey, the Hall of Fame first baseman who hit 521 home runs in 22 major league seasons, almost all of them with the Giants, and remained a beloved figure in San Francisco into his final years, died on Wednesday at Stanford Hospital in California. He was 80.

New York Daily News, reported October 31, 2018: Bodybuilding icon Mandy Blank found dead at her Los Angeles residence, autopsy planned.
Fitness legend Mandy Blank was found dead this week of unknown causes at her Los Angeles residence, officials confirmed Wednesday.

The icon previously crowned World Champion by the International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness was 42 years old.
Reposted from [community profile] deathwatch .
Reposted from [community profile] deathwatch .

Deadline Hollywood, reported June 30, 2018: Matt Cappotelli Dies: Former WWE And ‘Tough Enough’ Star Was 38.

Former WWE and reality TV star Matt Cappotelli has died after a year-long battle with recurring cancer. He was 38 years old.
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From Business Insider via Wochit Entertainment, posted April 17th: Wrestling Legend Bruno Sammartino Dies At Age 82.
Wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino has died at the age of 82, WWE confirmed Wednesday. Sammartino was one of the greatest athletes to ever take the ring and a central figure in the rise of wrestling in America. He was known as "The Living Legend" and was a two-time WWWF champion - a predecessor to today’s WWE. He held the top championship in the company for over 11 years. His first reign of 2,803 days remains the longest in the history of WWE. Sammartino played the hero and battled against many of the greatest heels of his era, including Gorilla Monsoon and George "The Animal" Steele. He was the headliner at the first wrestling event held at Madison Square Garden in 1968, and went on to sell out the venue an astonishing 187 times over the course of his career. After his career as a wrestler, Sammartino remained close with the WWE, serving as a commentator and mentor, before his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013.
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