Mae Young Death Reports Inaccurate; WWE Legend 'Gravely Ill'
It was inaccurately reported that WWE legend, Mae Young, 90, had died Thursday, Jan. 9.
Young, who is very ill, was reported dead by The Post and Courier, a Charleston, S.C. paper – the report has since been corrected.
Before the truth was publicized, news of Young’s ‘death’ had already circulated, and many wrestling stars tweeted their condolences to the women’s wrestling trailblazer.
R.I.P. Mae Young. One of my all-time favorites to work with. Such a good sport. You will be missed. pic.twitter.com/ejpYiIEm32
— Jerry Lawler (@JerryLawler) January 9, 2014
My condolences go out to the family and friends of Mae Young. She was the toughest person I have ever been in the ring with.
— Devon Dudley (@TestifyDevon) January 9, 2014
Sad day in professional wrestling, for women's wrestling especially. RIP Mae Young and thank you for paving the way!
— Madison Rayne (@MRayneTNA) January 9, 2014
Young is the third woman ever to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame and participated in her first fight in 1939, becoming a wrestler at 15-years-old. Her last match was in 2010, making her the only wrestler in history whose career spans nine decades.
RIP Mae Young pic.twitter.com/UeHHzGpRCm
— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) January 9, 2014
May we all live as boldly as Mae Young, and at least be a quarter as tough. Rest well.
— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) January 9, 2014
Young was put on life support in December and remains hospitalized in Southern Carolina.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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