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WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Snuka Passes Away at Age 73

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Pro Wrestling Sheet is reporting that WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka has passed away after a a battle with stomach cancer.  It was his daughter, current WWE superstar Tamina Snuka, who posted the announcement to her Instagram page.  He was 73 years old.

Snuka was a star of the 80’s, famously jumping off of a steel cage in a match at Madison Square Garden.  His career was legendary, leading to an eventual WWE Hall of Fame induction in 1996.

Sadly, Snuka’s legendary wrestling career was overshadowed by legal matters late in his life.  In the 80’s, Snuka was said to have been involved in the murder of his then-girlfriend in an Allentown hotel.  Those charges came back to light over the past couple years as the case was re-opened, but recently a judge dismissed those charges because Snuka was deemed incompetent to stand trial for them.

 

About Bill Wentz (1547 Articles)
Ring-Rap.com's Senior Columnist, writing with the site since 2009 and a lifelong wrestling fan dating all the way back to the early Wrestlemania years. As a strongly opinionated fan, you can get my thoughts regularly on Ring Rap Audio and Around the Ring on Thursdays, as well as in "Wentz's Blog" in print. Look for my live show reports as well for MMA, WWE, ROH, and more. Outside of wrestling, I have a strong obsession with trucks, winning awards statewide with a truck dubbed the "Brahma Bull Edition." Interact with me on Twitter @Bill_SoonerFan or by email at bwentz@ring-rap.com

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