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

Rick Rude (Richard Rood), 40

Wrestlemania Record: 2 - 0- 1
Wrestlemania Appearances: WrestleMania IV (fought Jake "The Snake" Roberts to a time limit draw); WrestleMania V (defeated the Ultimate Warrior for the WWF Intercontinental Title); WrestleMania VI (defeated Jimmy Snuka)

Career Highlight: As WCW United States champion, Rude, and the Dangerous Alliance, spent most of 1992 tormenting Sting, Ricky Steamboat, Nikita Koloff and all the fat, out-of-shape simpleminded sweathogs ringside.
Date and Cause of Death: April 20, 1999 – Overdose of "mixed medications"

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