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Michael Von Erich
Original name: Michael Adkisson
Birth: Mar. 2, 1964
Death: Apr. 12, 1987

Professional Wrestler. He was voted Rookie of the Year in 1984 and Most Inspirational Wrestler in 1985 by the readers of Pro Wrestling Illustrated. He had routine surgery on August 22, 1985 to correct a dislocated shoulder but later he had developed a 107 degree fever due to a rare and severe case of Toxic Shock Syndrome. After a very close brush with death and after a hard fight he survived and even returns to wrestling, but was emotionally and physically exhausted. On April 11, 1987 he was arrested on drunk driving and possessing illegal substances charges. After being released from jail he disappeared and in April 16, 1987 his body was found in a sleeping bag in Lake Lewisville. He committed suicide by lethal overdoes of tranquilizers. (bio by: L) 
Family links: 
  Fritz Von Erich (1929 - 1997)
  Doris Juanita Smith Adkisson (1932 - 2015)
  Jack Barton Adkisson (1952 - 1959)*
  David Alan Adkisson (1958 - 1984)**
  David Von Erich (1958 - 1984)*
  Kerry Von Erich (1960 - 1993)*
  Michael Von Erich (1964 - 1987)
  Chris Von Erich (1969 - 1991)*
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Suicide (an overdose of tranquilizers after sufferig Toxic Shock Syndrome)
Grove Hill Memorial Park
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Hilltop Section, Lot 535
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Michael Von Erich
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