Top 50 dead wrestlers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Like just about everything else in life, the news of dead wrestling superstars can come at any time, any place and just about any circumstance.

Witness the Oct. 19, 2012 gunshot-suicide of Mike Graham during the Fall motorcycle rally known as Biketoberfest here in Daytona Beach. With 60,000-plus tourists in Daytona, Graham, was in town with his wife and friends when he stayed behind in a beach-house rental and pulled the trigger with a self-inflicted round from a handgun to his head, killing him instantly.He was 61.

Wrestling ReWind is counting down the top 50 pro wrestling personalities of the past half century who have died. All were under the age of 70 when they passed on.

1. Andre the Giant

2. Chris Benoit / "Woman" Nancy Benoit

4. "Rowdy" Roddy Piper

5. Dusty Rhodes

6. Ultimate Warrior

7. Owen Hart

9. Eddie Guerrero

10. "Macho Man" Randy Savage

11. Mis Elizabeth

12. Antonino Rocca

13. Andrew "Test" Martin

14. Sherri Martel

15. Curt Hennig

16. Chris Candido

17.  "Ravishing" Rick Rude

18. Gorilla Monsoon

19. Mike Graham

20. Bam Bam Bigelow

21. Kerry Von Erich

22. "Playboy" Buddy Rose

23. Gino Hernandez

24. Davey Boy Smith

25. Yokozuna

26. Brian Pillman

27. Luna Vachon

28. Giant Gonzales

29. Johnny Grunge

30. Tor Kamata

31. Mike DiBiase

32. Big Bossman

33. Jack Briscoe

34. Maximum Connection

35. David Von Erich

36. Adrian Adonis

37. Dick Murdoch

38. "Gentleman" Chris Adams

39. Mitsuharu Misawa

40. Nelson Frazier, Jr.

41. Mike Lockwood

42. Doug Furnas

43. Marianna Komlos

44. Mike Von Erich

45. Baron Mikel Scicluna

46. Stan Stasiak

47. Mike Awesome

48. "Doink the Clown" Matt Borne

49. Uncle Elmer

50. Perro Aguayo, Jr.

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Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com since 2008. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed close to a hundred award-winning byline stories nearly evenly split in print and digital platforms. Frederick earned his Master of Arts in New Media Journalism with academic honors from Full Sail University in Winter Park in February 2019. He was a metro reporter with the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly a decade and then served as a city editor for the Taunton Daily Gazette in Taunton, Mass, while maintaining a residence in Central Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Frederick was a metro reporter for the Rockland Journal-News in West Nyack, NY, for seven years. Headline Surfer was named the Sunshine State's top internet news site by the Florida Press Club in 2018.