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

Chris Benoit, 40

WrestleMania Record: 3 - 5
WrestleMania Appearances: WrestleMania XVI (defeated Kurt Angle and Chris Jericho for the WWF Intercontinental Championship; lost to Chris Jericho); WrestleMania XVII (lost to Kurt Angle); WrestleMania XIX (with Rhyno, lost to Team Angle in 3-way); WrestleMania XX (defeated Triple H and Shawn Michaels for the World Heavyweight Championship); WrestleMania XXI (lost to Edge in 6-man Money in the Bank ladder match); WrestleMania XXII (lost to JBL); WrestleMania XXIII (defeated MVP)

Career Highlight: At WrestleMania XX, Benoit defeated Triple H and Shawn Michaels for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Afterwards, with balloons falling from the rafters, he embraced his longtime friend, the WWE Champion Eddie Guerrero.
Date And Cause Of Death: June 24, 2007 – Suicide, hanging; also murdered his wife and young son

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