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American Wrestler Billy Graham dies at 79

American Wrestler Billy Graham. Photo: TMZ

Billy Graham 79, WWE Superstar, passed away on Wednesday, May 17, after being taken off life support. His daughter and wife were by his side.

Billy’s wife Valerie announced that he had been in the ICU for three weeks as a result of various health issues.  

Known for his prowess as a wrestler and a bodybuilder, Billy rose to fame back in the day wrestling for the American Wrestling Association and later the World Wrestling Federation.

Billy mentored big-time wrestlers like Hulk Hogan, Scott Steiner, Ric Flair and Jesse Ventura, and in 2004 the WWE inducted Billy into its Hall of Fame.

Billy’s recent health issues took a toll on his body; his family said he lost 45 pounds while suffering from congestive heart failure, diabetes, hearing loss, and a significant infection in his ears and skull. His kidney was also failing.

Writing by Fany Olumoye