Independent wrestler suffers heart attack in the ring, and passes away

Oct 11, 2017 - by Steve Gerweck

Independent wrestler Eric Denis passed away on Sunday after suffering a heart attack in the ring during a ICW Fighting Federation show in Montreal. The show itself was a fundraiser for a Chron’s disease foundation supported by ICW. Our condolences to his family, friends, and to any fans who were traumatized by what should have just been a good time to raise money for a good cause.


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    A wrestler from the ICW Fighting Federation died after suffering a heart attack during a benefit fight on Sunday night in the Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighborhood of Montreal.

    Éric Denis, who had been involved in the fighting world for more than twenty years, collapsed in the ring during the event held in the basement of the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer to collect fund for the benefit of the ICW Crohn’s disease Foundation.

    “We had wrestlers among us who were nurses,” said Danny Kidman, coordinator of the ICW wrestling organization, in an interview with The message is passed extremely quickly. As soon as Eric fell, everyone came to the stage. ”

    The locals carried out maneuvers of resuscitation on the man of about forty years until the arrival of the first respondents. The death of the wrestler, who was also the father of six children, was later found in the hospital.

    “Despite the alarming and tragic situation, the whole situation was under control,” Kidman said. People were evacuated from the room, a matter of respect. We were extremely fortunate to have qualified staff for a situation like that. ”

    This death created a shock wave in the organization, but also in the world of the Quebec struggle.

    “It’s terrible,” said the coordinator. Just to give you an idea, tonight, we’re in the room. We gathered to gather. It’s an individual grief, but it’s a big collective grief. ”

    Danny Kidman describes Éric Denis as an “extremely talented” wrestler, but also as a “super father”. “He was a devoted man,” he said, adding that he was appreciated by all. He has earned respect everywhere. ”

    A tribute will be given to him next Saturday at the next ICW fight gala. “We’re going to have a thought for him,” says Kidman.

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