A Complete History of WrestleMania Personalities Dying Before the Age of 60

Adrian Adonis (Keith Franke), 33

WrestleMania Record: 1 - 1
WrestleMania Appearances: WrestleMania II (defeated Uncle Elmer); WrestleMania III (lost to "Rowdy" Roddy Piper)

Career Highlight: As part of the East-West Connection with partner Jesse Ventura, Adonis enjoyed a lengthy reign as AWA World Tag Team champion. But he's best known for portraying a gender-bending effeminate character in the WWF during the mid-'80s. Adonis wore pastel pink tights, eye-shadow, the occasional sun-dress and feuded with "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, culminating in a Hair vs. Hair match at WrestleMania III.
Date and Cause of Death: July 4, 1988 - Car accident

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