Another of my childhood icons gone.
Admittedly he was only in the business of fighting for pertend (and getting real injuries as a result. Wrestling is a highly physical and demanding job.) However the guy was someone I saw most Saturday mornings and admired way back when.
Gets worse when you find out he died because of a heart attack while driving. Sure we all have to die but That's just a bad way to go no matter how you look at it. The only consolation I have is that apparently his wife, who was in the passenger's seat of their jeep, only had minor injuries.
God be with them both.