Bert Prentice passes away

Aug 4, 2021 - by Steve Gerweck

The former Simon Dean, Mike Bucci, posted on Facebook:

Just heard the news about the passing of Bert Prentice and am truly saddened by it.
I used to always refer to Bert as a “Godfather” when I would speak to him. Burt was always good to me. There’s a whole lot of folks who owe an awful lot to Bert. To say he was a legend is an understatement. Take note. When someone like this passes away in the wrestling industry; they will never be replaced. A piece of the business passed away with Burt today. These are “legacy” individuals. The impact that he had can never be overstated enough. He was a true icon of the industry. Rest well my friend. Until we meet again one day.

4 Responses

  1. James says:

    Now this makes three legends gone within three days. First, it was Hideki Hosaka, then the Assassin, and now Bert Prentice. RIP to all three.

  2. art123guy says:

    Last week it was the music world:
    July 26–METAL CHURCH Singer MIKE HOWE Dead At 55
    July 27–Former SLIPKNOT Drummer JOEY JORDISON Dead At 46
    July 28–ZZ TOP Bassist DUSTY HILL Dead At 72

  3. James says:

    Yeah, this is getting surreal.

  4. Taxx W. Hoodchicken says:

    R.I.P. Mr Burt Prentice.
    I remember him first as the effeminate AWA manager Christopher “The Queen” Love and met him years later at an NWA show out back in Lebanon TN.

    Rest Easy, Mr Prentice

    …Fun Fact: Former ECW venue The Burt Flickenger Athletic Center in Buffalo was named after a man named

    Burt Prentiss

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