6 WWE wrestlers who suffered a tragic death in the middle of their careers


Sara Lee

Former WWE wrestler Sara Lee died on Friday aged 30. Sara Lee won the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) reality competition series Tough Enough in 2015.

Eddie Guerrero

Eddie Guerrero was a very popular figure in WWE when he died in 2005. The Texas-born wrestler is said to have been caught in substance abuse which ultimately cost him his life. He was found dead in a hotel room. He was 38.

Luke Harper

Luker Harper died on December 27, 2020, at the age of 41 due to a non-Covid-19 lung illness. He had won the contract with WWE in 2012 and first performed in NXT before coming to WWE.


Umaga was a giant wrestler and cousin of former wrestler and Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson and Roman Reigns. Umaga died at the age of 36 due to a heart attack. His autopsy revealed the issue of drug abuse.

Chris Benoit

Of all the deaths of superstars, the death of Chris Benoit was the most shocking. Benoit was said to have killed his wife and his son before hanging himself to death in 2007. The autopsies revealed that his brain was due to several concussions

Shad Gaspard

Shad Gaspard, a 39-year-old wrestler died a tragic death at Venice Beach in Los Angeles in May 2020, when he went out for swimming with his 10-year-old son. He was one-half of the Tag team members named Cryme Tyme boys