Oct. 13, 1983 Fort Lauderdale Broward County Florida, USA
Professional Wrestler. Also known as "The Grand Wizard" back in the World Wide Wrestling Federation, Ernie Roth was arguably one of the greatest wrestling managers of all time. He was also a color analyst for the WWF. Roth had a number of other identities in the wrestling world, most notably Abdullah Farouk, manager of the original Sheik. As the Grand Wizard, the advisor dressed in deliberately mismatched clothes, most notably his spangly turban and wrap-around sunglasses. While his protégés – including wrestlers like Sergeant Slaughter, Ernie Ladd and Blackjack Mulligan – manhandled their opponents, the Wizard commanded the microphone. His finest accomplishment was managing, Superstar Billy Graham on the night that he dethroned Bruno Sammartino for the WWF/E championship in 1977. Ernie Roth died of a heart attack on October 13, 1983. In 1995, he was inducted into the WWF/E Hall of Fame. (bio by: Adam J.)
Burial: Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
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