British Wrestler Mick McManus Passes Away
Legendary English wrestler Mick McManus died this morning at 1am, he was 93 years old.
Gaining fame in Britain and Europe as one of the most notorious heels of his generation. He regularly fought against the likes of Kendo Nagasaki and Mark Rocco, pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable in professional wrestling. In doing so he garnered the nicknames “The Man You Love to Hate”, and “Rugged South London Tough Guy”.
Frank Rimer, who runs the British Wrestlers Reunion, announced today that McManus had died in the early hours of this morning.
Rimer said: “I am deeply saddened to announce the death of the legend that was Mick McManus, who passed away at 1am this morning.
“Mick never recovered from the loss of his beloved wife Barbara and lost the will the 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”
McManus was a one time British Middleweight Champion, two time British Welterweight Champion and a four time European Middleweight Champion. In 2012, he was inducted into the Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame.