It comes with great sadness to write such sad news. The world and sports industry have lost a legendary athlete today. We are asking our readers to pray for the family as they go through this difficult time.
After suffering from a fatal fall from inside his home, the legendary athlete passed away in his Florida residence. No foul play suspected at this time.
At around 6:30 Monday morning, emergency personnel were dispatched to a home after reports of a man suffering from seizures and convulsions, according to "TMZ."
"Preliminary information indicates that he fell at home, hit his head, and succumbed to his injury," the Pasco Sheriff's Office said.
The legendary wrestler Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart has died after suffering a medical emergency in his own home. He was 63 years old. Fans are heartbroken after finding out the devastating news.
Heard in the emergency dispatch audio, one operated was overheard saying, "They think he might be Signal 7..." which is code for a dead person. Neidhart leaves behind wife Ellie, and their three daughters.
During the mid-1980s and early 1990s, Neidhart was a WWF superstar and was a member of The Hart Foundation tag team. Throughout his career, Neidhart was a 2-time Tag Team Champion.
Before he was a wrestler, he played pro football with a brief stint playing for the Oakland Raiders and the Dallas Cowboys. According to "TMZ," Neidhart battled with substance abuse and went to rehab twice after being arrested for a drug-related incident.
Will you join us in praying for his family as they go through this difficult time?