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 Michael Von Erich

Michael Von Erich

Original Name Adkisson
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Death 12 Apr 1987 (aged 23)
Denton County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Hilltop Section, Lot 535
Memorial ID 1736 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1736
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Von Erich (2 Mar 1964–12 Apr 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1736, citing Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .