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WWE Corridor of Fame wrestler “Celebrity” Billy Graham died on Wednesday after numerous well being points, his household instructed TMZ Sports.
He was 79.
Based on TMZ Sports activities, Graham was hospitalized in an intensive care unit three weeks in the past and was faraway from life assist Wednesday night.
Wrestling icons like Ric Aptitude and The Iron Sheik paid their respects after studying of Graham’s loss of life:
Ric Aptitude® @RicFlairNatrBoy
The Celebrity Billy Graham Simply Left Us 🙏🏻 THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR INFLUENCE On My Profession! pic.twitter.com/YH0eT2NM4p
The Iron Sheik @the_ironsheik
SUPERSTAR BILLY GRAHAM. ONE OF MY FIRST TEACHERS OF THE HEAT. THE REAL LEGEND BUBBA. HE LOVE ME I LOVE HIM. TOGETHER WE HIT THE GYM AND SHOCK THE EARTH. I LOVE YOU FOREVER BROTHER. RIP pic.twitter.com/0UEIy2HNgt
Graham’s WWE bio describes him as “maybe the single-most influential performer in WWE historical past whose interviews, trend and physique impressed Hulk Hogan, Jesse ‘The Physique’ Ventura and Scott Steiner.”
His persona was marked by colourful apparel, braggadocio-laced interviews and a muscular, bodybuilder physique. He was largely a heel earlier in his profession, though he finally turned a fan favourite.
He was a three-time champion in skilled wrestling promotions and was elected to the WWE Corridor of Fame in 2004.