Hall of Famer Dead at Age 73 from Throat Cancer

September 18, 2017Sep 18, 2017

A former professional wrestler has died after a long battle with throat cancer. Bobby “The Brain” Heenan has passed away.

Fellow WWE commentator Jim Ross tweeted out the news first Sunday, saying "The news of Bobby 'The Brain' Heenan's passing today gutted me. I loved our time together. No one ever did it better than the Wease."

Other former wrestlers also commented on his passing. Ricin’s Flair took to Twitter and said Heenan was one of the greatest managers, announcers, and performers of all time.


Heenan was most notably famous in the 1960’s and 1970’s as a part of the World Wrestling Association. Later in his career, he managed other professional wrestlers.


He was inducted into the hall of fame in 2004. He was known as one of the greatest commentators of all time for wrestling.


Bobby had battled throat cancer for more than a decade after announcing his diagnosis in 2002. Talent agent Gilbert Boyes tells TMZ that Bobby's wife told him recently Bobby would not be able to make public appearances any longer, according to reports.

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