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Wrestlers who died young.

A list of 21 famous wrestlers who died before the age of 60.

This list is ordered by the person's age at the time of their death.

Lance Cade

Lance Kurtis McNaught
Died on August 13th, 2010
Died at the age of 29
Mixed drug intoxication.

Crash Holly

Michael John Lockwood
Died on November 6th, 2003
Died at the age of 32
Suicide by overdose.

Test

Andrew Martin
Died on March 13th, 2009
Died at the age of 33
Accidental overdose of oxycodone.

Owen Hart

Died on May 23rd, 1999
Died at the age of 34
Wrestling accident.

Yokozuna

Agatupu Rodney AnoaŹ»i
Died on October 23rd, 2000
Died at the age of 34
Pulmonary edema.

Umaga

Edward Smith Fatu
Died on December 4th, 2009
Died at the age of 36
Heart attack.

Eddie Guerrero

Died on November 13th, 2005
Died at the age of 38
Heart failure.

The British Bulldog

David Smith
Died on May 18th, 2002
Died at the age of 39
Heart attack due to an enlarged heart.

Ashley Massaro

Died on May 16th, 2019
Died at the age of 39
TMZ reported that she hanged herself.

Chris Kanyon

Christopher Klucsarits
Died on April 2nd, 2010
Died at the age of 40
Suicide by antidepressant overdose.

Chris Benoit

Died on June 24th, 2007
Died at the age of 40
Committed suicide after murdering his wife and son.

Big Boss Man

Ray Washington Traylor
Died on September 22nd, 2004
Died at the age of 41
Heart attack.

Viscera

Nelson Frazier
Died on February 18th, 2014
Died at the age of 43
Heart attack.

Curt Hennig

Curtis Michael Hennig
Died on February 10th, 2003
Died at the age of 44
Acute drug intoxication.

Peter Maivia

Died on June 13th, 1982
Died at the age of 45
Cancer.

Bam Bam Bigelow

Scott Charles Bigelow
Died on January 19th, 2007
Died at the age of 45
Toxic levels of cocaine and anti-anxiety drugs.

Andre the Giant

André René Roussimoff
Died on January 27th, 1993
Died at the age of 46
Heart failure.

Chyna

Joan Marie Laurer
Died on April 17th, 2016
Died at the age of 46
Accidental drug overdose.

Grand Master Sexay

Brian Christopher
Died on July 29th, 2018
Died at the age of 46
Hanged himself in a jail cell.

The Ultimate Warrior

James Brian Hellwig
Died on April 8th, 2014
Died at the age of 54
Heart attack.

Randy Savage

Randall Poffo
Died on May 20th, 2011
Died at the age of 58
Heart attack.

Statistics.

A few statistics about the wrestlers above.

  • The average age that the wrestlers above died at was 41.
  • The median age was 40.
  • Suicide accounted for 24% of the deaths above.
  • Around 24% of them died from overdoses.

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