Sunday, August 23, 2015

Duke Myers has passed away

"Iron Fist" Duke Myers, aka Colussus of Death, a star in a number of territories in the 1970s, 80s, and early 90's, including Memphis Wrestling, died Saturday morning in Portland, Oregon. He had been hospitalized recently with a bladder infection and pneumonia, but had been sent home to recover.  Early Saturday morning, he started throwing up blood and passed away en route to the hospital.

During his 21 year pro wrestling career, Myers was well known for tagging with Terry Garvin in the early 1970s and with Kerry Brown, David Shults, and Dynamite Kid in Stampede Wrestling in the 80's. Stampede Wrestling was where he spent much of the latter part of his career. In Stampede he is well remembered for his feuds with Bret Hart, Jim Neidhart, and Davey Boy Smith, among others.

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