15 Wrestlers That Died Prematurely

Von Erichs

The Von Erich Family

The Von Erich family was, at one point, the most popular family in wrestling However, out of the five Von Erich brothers that wrestled, only one lived to see 35. David died in 1984 due to gastroenteritis. Mike contacted a virus during surgery and survived but then committed suicide not long after. When faced with drug charges, Kerry decided to commit suicide rather than go to jail. And lastly, and most unfortunate, the youngest Von Erich brother, Chris, killed himself because he never felt worthy of his brothers. He never believed he would be good as them and decided that taking his own life was his only way of not disappointing his family.

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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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