Bobby Heenan Passes Away

Sep 17, 2017 - by Bill Fenbers

Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan, a 2004 WWE Hall of Fame Inductee, has passed away at the age of 72.  He was a TV commentator for the WWF from 1986 – 1993, then moved on to World Championship Wrestling as a commentator, from 1994 – 2000.

Heenan was also a manager, beginning in the American Wrestling Association in 1974.  He moved on to the WWF in 1984 as a manager, two years before beginning his career as TV commentator.  Among those managed by Heenan were:  Nick Bockwinkel, Ric Flair, Andre The Giant, King Kong Bundy, ‘Ravishing’ Rick Rude, Lex Luger, ‘Mr. Perfect’ Curt Hennig, and The Brooklyn Brawler.

The cause of death has not been released;  he was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing.  Heenan had been battling lung cancer, and had to cancel an appearance for next month, at the Fanboy Expo in Knoxville, TN, as he was immobile and unable to travel.

‘Mean Gene’ Okerlund posted this message on his Facebook page, about Heenan:  “Saddened by the news that arrived this afternoon from Bobby Heenan’s daughter Jess, that he has passed.  Bobby and his family have had to endure so much because of his health.  Bobby Heenan was such a great friend.  You don’t replace people like that. Condolences to Cyndi, Jessica, family, friends and fans.  RIP Bobby.”

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