The wrestling community was rocked today by the news that wrestling legend David Ferrier passed away suddenly on Saturday, aged only 52.
David Ferrier, known as Jimmy Del Ray during his days in WWE and Jimmy Graffiti during his days in WCW, passed away on Saturday night, but the news of his death has brought about conflicting reports.
PWInsider were the first to jump on the story and they reported that the wrestling legend suffered a heart attack, but that report was contradicted by F4WOnline.com, who say that the legend died from injuries relating to an automobile accident that he suffered the same night.
"According to Dave Meltzer, Ferrier was driving near the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa at about 6:10 p.m. on Saturday night when he went over a grass shoulder “for unknown reasons” and crashed into a lamp post," sescoops.com reported. "He was transported to Tampa General Hospital, where he died from injuries suffered in the accident."
The true facts surrounding Ferrier's death are yet to be confirmed, but whatever the nature, we can all agree that his death is equally shocking as it is devastating.
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Del Ray was part of The Heavenly Bodies with Jim Cornette and Tom Pritchard, with the Bodies losing to The Steiner Brothers in an epic match back in 1993 at SummerSlam.
Other devastating news this year
Ferrier is not the only wrestling legend to die suddenly this year, with two other legendary wrestlers passing away in shocking circumstances.
Back in April, the death of Ultimate Warrior brought shock to the whole of the WWE Universe after he passed away because of a heart attack. Fast forward to September, and Sean O'Haire was in the news after he died aged just 43 after hanging himself.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the wrestling legends that have passed away this year and their families.