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Chris Benoit

There’s no greater tragedy than what happened to Chris Benoit and his family. Benoit, known to be one of the most intense and dedicated wrestlers in the business, suffered countless concussions over the course of her career that ultimately caused his brain to suffer from a form of dementia. In 2007, Benoit’s condition led him to kill both his wife and son. Benoit drugged and struggled both of them before hanging himself. An autoposy of Chris Benoit showed heightened levels of testosterone in his system and a brain that appeared to belong to a man in his 80s.

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Chris is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and FIlm. He has been writing for TVOvermind and Uncoached for two years and has written about numerous different television shows and pop culture topics. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13)
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