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WWE legend Jimmy Snuka given six months to live

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WWE Hall of Famer “Superfly” Jimmy Snuka has been given six months to live according to his doctors.

According to his lawyers, Sunka, who is currently in hospice care in Florida announced the news while he was on a Skype call during a hearing with judges to check on his physical and mental state six months after the judge ruled him unfit to stand trial in the 1983 murder of his then-girlfriend, Nancy Argentino.

After years of it being considered a cold case, Snuka was charged with third degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in 2015, he was the only suspect in the case initally. Shortly after the judge declared him unfit to stand trail for the murder because of his declining health and mental state.

Snuka was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2015, He also suffers from dementia from wrestling-related injuries. However it is more than just the cancer that has been termed terminal, according to reports.


Snuka (represented by his wife) was a part of the class action lawsuit filed against the WWE claiming that the WWE failed to properly care for and diagnose head and brain injuries.

Sunka was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996. His career spanned over four decades but he is perhaps most famous for his tenure with the WWE in the mid 1980s where he is considered the father of high flying wrestling in the United States.

He is also the first ever ECW Heavyweight Champion  and was the first WrestleMania opponent for the legendary Undertaker at Wrestlemania VII. His two children, Tamina Snuka and James Reiher Jr (Deuce in the Deuce ‘N Domino and Sim Snuka in the WWE), have also broken into the world of professional wrestling.