WWE wrestler Billy Graham, 79, died Wednesday, according to a Wednesday Twitter post from fellow wrestler Ric Flair.
“The superstar Billy Graham just left us,” Flair said. “Thank you for all your influence on my career!”
People magazine further reported:
The wrestling world is mourning the death of Billy Graham, who died on Wednesday at 79 after a series of health issues.
Graham’s death was first announced by fellow pro wrestler Ric Flair, who wrote on Twitter, “The Superstar Billy Graham Just Left Us THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR INFLUENCE On My Career!”
According to a statement shared on Graham’s Facebook account from his wife Valerie on Monday, Graham had been hospitalized and was on life support.
“Please urgent prayers needed for my husband. The doctors wanted to remove him from life support tonight, I refused. He’s a fighter and his will is strong even if his body isn’t. God is our hope,” the statement reads.
According to a GoFundMe campaign attached with the post, Graham was facing “very serious health issues” that included “a major infection in his ears and skull that may take six months of intravenous IVs, congestive heart failure, diabetes, hearing loss as a result of the infection.”
“Due to ongoing issues from his lack of appetite he has now lost 80 pounds and subsequently continues to struggle with extreme weakness,” the campaign shared in an update on April 26.
Graham’s time in wrestling dates back to the 1970s.
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