WWE Superstar, Billy Graham Dead At 79
WWE superstar hall of famer, Billy Graham, was pronounced dead at the age of 79 on Wednesday. “The Superstar Billy Graham Just Left Us THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR INFLUENCE On My Career” he said in a tweet.
Earlier this week, Graham was put on life support due to his critical health condition. The wrestler received a liver transplant in 2002, but in 2012, he was diagnosed with third-stage liver disease and cirrhosis. He had his toes amputated in August and was hospitalized with an ear and skull infection in January.
Graham was also a bodybuilder and a Canadian Football player before getting into professional wrestling in the late 1960s.
The last update about Graham’s condition came on his GoFundMe in April. “It has now been four months since Wayne has not been home, he has either been at the rehab center, or in the hospital. Due to ongoing issues from his lack of appetite he has now lost 80 pounds and subsequently continues to struggle with extreme weakness,” the April update read. “The Osteomyelitis infection in his ears, skull and sinus cavity remains his greatest challenge. He’s on strong IV antibiotics 3 times a day to treat this and the infectious disease doctor says he will need to be on them for at least 3 more months. As a result of this infection, he is currently completely deaf. We’re praying this is temporary, and will resolve as the infection is treated. He has intermittently also suffered with kidney issues, and been on dialysis. This in addition to Billy having heart and lung concerns, sores from being in bed for 4 months and depression.”