Wrestling icon King Kong Bundy dead at 61

Wrestling icon King Kong Bundy dead at 61

Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy has died at age 61.

Promoter and longtime friend David Herro says Bundy died on Monday.

Herro posted on Facebook: “Today we lost a Legend and a man I consider family.” The cause of death and other details were not disclosed.

Bundy, whose real name was Christopher Pallies, was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The 1.93m, 208kg wrestler made his World Wrestling Federation debut in 1981.

He was best known for facing Hulk Hogan in 1986 in a steel cage match at WrestleMania 2, which Hogan won.

Hogan said he was “overwhelmed” by his friend’s passing.

Bundy had guest appearances on the sitcom Married … with Children.

He was planning to appear at the WrestleCon event in New York City next month.

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