Frederick Clyde “Fast Freddy” Byler

Frederick Clyde “Fast Freddy” Byler

Dowagiac, Cass County, Michigan, USA
Death 6 Apr 1993 (aged 37)
South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Burial Niles, Cass County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 67527966 · View Source
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"Fast Freddy and The Playboys" was created by Fred Byler. He was billed as "The King of Male Strippers", from Niles, Michigan.

Fast Freddy and The Playboys were featured on many talk shows in the 80's. Fred graduated in 1974 from Niles High School in Niles, MI.

He was divorced at the time of his death. He was just 37 years old and his death was surrounded by controversy. Fred died at 4:40 a.m. and the "injury" occurred at the Kicker's Sports Bar, that he and his fiancee, Diana Blackburn, co-owned and managed. The official cause of death, on the death certificate, indicates an Acute Coronary Artery Thrombosis. The onset until death was seconds. Other significant conditions contributing to death: Drug Toxicity - Cocaine. An autopsy was performed.

Services held at Pifer-Smith Funeral Home in Niles, MI.

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I attended his funeral and I have to say it was probably one of the largest that Niles, MI has seen in some time. Very sad that he died so young.

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  • Created by: Teddi Kella
  • Added: 27 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67527966
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frederick Clyde “Fast Freddy” Byler (8 Oct 1955–6 Apr 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67527966, citing Mission Hills Memorial Gardens, Niles, Cass County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Teddi Kella (contributor 47407489) .