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WWE Legend Bobby Heenan Passes Away

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Wrestling Legend Bobby Heenan Passes Away

WWE (2004) Hall of Famer and four-time Pro Wrestling Illustrated ‘Manager of the Year Award’ winner, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan has passed away at age seventy-three on September 17, 2017. The WWE Hall of Famer died in front of his family, inside of his home at Largo, Florida.

Possible Causes of Heenan’s Death

There has been no sole or official cause of Bobby Heenan’s death. Nonetheless, Heenan was constantly struggling with health issues since January of 2002. During that time, it was announced that he had throat cancer.

Heenan would soon recover from throat cancer; before then losing forty pounds, dropping from the 230s to the 190s in his weight. This changed his appearance and his vocals.

“The Brain” was placed in a medically induced coma for only a month between 2007 and 2008. He had two surgeries on his jaw. The first was unsuccessful. Then, Heenan’s rebuilt jaw was found infected only two years later.

That same year of 2010, Heenan broke one of his hips and a shoulder. The latter two injuries repeated for Heenan between 2014 and 2016.

Heenan’s Career Highlights

Bobby “The Brain” Heenan has been regarded as one of the best managers in professional wrestling’s history.

Heenan has managed famous WWE legends such as King Haku, The Brooklyn Brawler, King Kong Bundy, Lex Luger, Curt Hennig, Andre the Giant, and Ric Flair.

“The Brain” has also managed some of today’s modern stars such as Nigel McGuinness, Colt Cabana, and CM Punk.

Additionally, Bobby has made appearances in World Wrestling Entertainment, World Championship Wrestling, and Global Force Wrestling (formerly known as Total Nonstop Action Wrestling).

Heenan’s death has led to multiple WWE officials and legends expressing their remorse for his recent passing on social media.

His years of devotion to his managed wrestlers brought him four PWI awards as well as inductions into three separate hall of fame classes.

Writer’s Thoughts

It pains me to hear that a legend within the business of professional wrestling has passed away. Every wrestling legend had to pay their dues of laying down the foundation for the next generation and for this business to evolve. The legends as people and their legacies should be well-respected today.

The WWE will likely broadcast a tribute to Heenan and publish many articles of paying homage to his career in due time.

Bobby Heenan will always be one the greatest pioneers for the managing aspect of pro wrestling. He will continue to be regarded as one of the greats, overall, in this business.

Please feel free to comment below and tell me your thoughts instead!

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