British pro wrestler, Kurtis ‘Mad Kurt’ Chapman has reportedly died at only 26, his promoters said on Dec. 29.
Revolution Pro Wrestling announced on Instagram that the British wrestling community is “heartbroken” over the news.
“We, at Revolution Pro Wrestling are absolutely heartbroken to report the loss of our dear friend Kurtis Chapman,” the organization wrote.
“We watched Kurtis grow from a child to a young man who loved professional wrestling and continued to excel in all aspects of his life,” RevPro continued.
“One of the most gifted technical wrestlers, charismatic characters and magnetic personalities,” they wrote.
“He will never be forgotten.”
TMZ noted that “Chapman launched his wrestling career in 2014 with RevPro … and instantly became a star thanks to his comedic escapades in the ring.”
Tributes came pouring in.
“Mad Kurt. My first time working with him in the cave, and he even made the effort to message to say thanks. A true gent. A loveable online gobshite with fantastic ring presence and a genuinely good guy. Kurtis Chapman, will never be forgotten,” one person wrote.
“ELP has shared a heartwarming memory about Kurtis Chapman on Instagram; Chapman never knew he was going to win the RevPro British Cruiserweight Championship!” another added.
“The news of Kurtis Chapman’s passing has caught everyone connected to the British scene off guard. Whether you loved his characters or not, online or off, Kurt made damn sure that he left a mark. Rest easy Kurtis, your memory will live on,” one X account posted.
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