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Wrestling Legend Ricki Starr Passes Away

British wrestling legend Ricki Starr, who was a star on TV in the US during the 1950’s and the UK during the 1960’s and 1970’s, passed away on September 20th after a short illness. He passed away in London, where he was living, and was 83. Above is video of 1wrestling.com’s Bill Apter getting thoughts from WWE Hall of Famer Dory Funk Jr.

WWE posted the following on Starr:

“WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of Ricki Starr, 83, a talented grappler most famous for his balletic moves in the ring and his nearly unbeaten streak in British wrestling promotions during the 1960s and 1970s.

Our deepest condolences go out to Starr’s family, friends and fans.”

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