British pro wrestling legend Mick McManus dead at age 93

May 22, 2013 - 11:15 AM

British pro wrestling legend Mick McManus died at age 93 early Wednesday morning. "I am deeply saddened to announce the death of the legend that was Mick McManus, who passed away at 1am," wrote Frank Rimer of the British Wrestlers Reunion. “Mick never recovered from the loss of his beloved wife Barbara and lost the will to live, despite the loving care of the nurses at the celebrity home for retired actors Brishing House where he lived out his final days.

“Even the arrival of his old friend Lord Richard Attenborough recently failed to lift his spirits, refusing all food and drink until he quietly slipped into a coma three days ago. Mick was without doubt, through his own efforts, the greatest wrestling name that the UK has ever seen or will see again, and even 25 years after his retirement, he retained his aura of stardom until the end. He was 93." Read more on the story at

Powell's POV: The story includes a collection of quotes from British pro wrestlers including William Regal, Magnus, and Marty Scurll. Our condolences go out to his fans, friends, and family members. Thanks to Dot Net reader Andrew M. for passing along the information.

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