PAINFUL LOSS! WWE Fore-Legend Has Passed Away Of Heart Attack – See What Killed Him

A World Heavyweight Champion has passed away; he died at the age of 67.

Former NWA Junior World Heavyweight Champion “Rotten” Ron Starr has passed away; he gave up the ghost at age 67.

His death was made known by professional wrestling writer Rock Rims of the Flying Body Press, who posted on Facebook that the former World Heavyweight Champion is dead.

“Rotten” Ron Starr has the history of wrestling for quite a number of promotions, especially in the in the 70s and 80s. hence, he had the achievement of a two-time NWA Junior World Heavyweight Champion and had also captured the NWA World Tag Team Titles on several occasions.

While there may other areas to talk about him, we bring to the fore of your mind his involvement with Stampede Wrestling in Calgary and had also wrestled in Japan as well as for the World Wrestling Council (WWC) promotion, shortly before his retirement which were said to be where he actually made his mark in the professional wrestling territories.

Over the span of his illustrious career, Starr won almost three dozen championships in professional wrestling and went by the names Robert Eugene Nutt, Mr Wrestling, Ron Starr and Bobby Starr. He was also one-half of the tag team “Devastation Inc.” alongside Wayne Ferris (Honky Tonk Man) in Stampede Wrestling.

The cause of his death:

According to Rock Rims, who worked with “Rotten” Ron Starr on his autobiography, confirmed the passing of Starr on Thursday, and brought up something that Starr often told him, referring to his professional wrestling colleagues: “We’re dropping like flies.

Rims detailed that Starr was suffering from multiple health ailments prior to his passing and had suffered four heart attacks and four strokes. Rims also mentioned that Starr had “constant pain” in his body and that he had been in and out of hospitals for the better part of the last two decades of his life.

Starr’s wife Jackie, who had previously worked alongside him as his valet by the name of “Miss Peaches”, found him lifeless on the morning of 8th June 2017 at 6:20 AM. Starr was 67 years old at the time of his passing and the cause of his death was reported by Rims as being a collapsed lung, which caused Starr to pass away in his sleep.

As per Rims, Starr was suffering from multiple health ailments prior to his passing and had suffered four heart attacks and four strokes. Rims also mentioned that Starr had “constant pain” in his body and that he had been in and out of hospitals for the better part of the last two decades of his life.

Starr’s wife Jackie, who had previously worked alongside him as his valet by the name of “Miss Peaches”, found him lifeless on the morning of 8th June 2017 at 6:20 AM. Starr was 67 years old at the time of his passing and the cause of his death was reported by Rims as being a collapsed lung, which caused Starr to pass away in his sleep.

Here’s a video of Ron Starr having a match with Mick Foley, known then as “Cactus Jack Manson” along with promo interviews.

Starr was a true hard knocks, old school “tough guy” wrestler and he shall be sorely missed by the professional wrestling community. He was a fighter till the very end of his days and despite him not being with us anymore, the memories of him shall certainly live forever.

Ron Starr’s passing will be mourned by all old-school fans of professional wrestling territories. As per this moment, there is no information about Starr’s funeral or memorial yet.

On behalf of wrestlingnewsplus.com our condolences go out to his wife Jackie, friends and the rest of his family. May his soul rest in peace!

For the heck of it:

“Rotten” Ron Starr was one of the unsung heroes of the territory days of Professional Wrestling. The era of territories was one without cable television, which thus required the wrestlers to effectively establish themselves every single time they travelled as every new territory meant a new set of fans who didn’t know anything about them.
In such a time, Starr was one of the most effective heels that territorial professional wrestling had ever seen. He was a solid in-ring technician who could work a great match with just about anyone and really paved the way for a lot of future Superstars to take inspiration from.