Over the past few decades an alarming number of American professional wrestlers have died. Below is a list of the ring related deaths of National and Modern era American wrestlers.
Steve Romero (Jay Youngblood) 9/2/85. Died following a tag team match in Melbourne, Australia. He reportedly died from complications of a lacerated spleen.
Owen Hart 5/23/99. Fell to his death while performing an entrance stunt during the Over the Edge WWE pay per view in Kansas City, Missouri.
Larry Booker (Moondog Spot) 11/29/03. Sustained a fatal heart attack during a tag team match in Memphis, Tennessee.
Larry Cameron 12/13/93. Experienced a fatal heart attack during a match in Bremen, Germany.
Chris Candido 4/28/05. Suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism while recovering from orthopedic surgery to repair injuries sustained during an April 24, 2005 match.