Verne Gagne


Age: 89

Summary: legendary wrestler considered as one of professional wrestling's most celebrated performers and promoters who won several regional championships after turning pro in 1950 before heading to the newly formed American Wrestling Association based in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1960, who became a promoter and eventually sole owner of the AWA in the 1960's and 1970's but remained an active competitor until the early 1980's, holding the AWA World Heavyweight Championship title 10 times between 1960 and 1981.

Cause of Death: Complications from Alzheimer's disease

Born: February 26, 1926

Died: April 27, 2015

Bloomington, Minnesota