Report: Cocaine killed wrestler "Mr Perfect"
A cocaine overdose killed professional wrestler Curt "Mr. Perfect"
Hennig, who was found dead in a hotel room in February, the medical
examiner's office said.
Hennig, 44, of Champlin, Minn., died from "acute cocaine intoxication,"
said Shernea Tippins, an investigator for the Hillsborough County
Medical Examiner's Office.
The office did not release any other information Tuesday about Hennig's
Hennig was scheduled to wrestle at the Florida State Fair in Tampa on
Feb. 10. A housekeeper at the Homestead Suites
Hotel in Brandon found Hennig dead in a room about 1:30 p.m. that
day, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said.
Hennig, son of Minneapolis wrestler Larry "The Axe" Hennig, wrestled
professionally for more than 30 years, according to an Internet
biography. He worked for the World Wrestling Federation and most
recently wrestled for Jimmy Hart All-Star Wrestling.
Hart was promoting the event at the fair. He said a referee associated
with the event had spoken with Hennig about
9:30 a.m. that day. Later, the housekeeper entered the room when Hennig
didn't respond to repeated knocks on the door, Hart said.
During the late 1980s and early 1990s Hennig had a successful run in
the WWF, performing with such stars as Hulk Hogan, Kerry Von Erich,
Bret Hart and Ric Flair.
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