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Popular in the super heavyweight main event scene, also well known for being one of the most recognizable voices of the WWF; signature finishing move was the airplane spin.
He was second in the 1959 NCAA wrestling championships while playing at Ithaca College, which led to his being discovered by promoter Pedro Martinez.
In one of WWF’s iconic moments, he sparred with Muhammad Ali in a spur-of-the-moment fight.
How did Gorilla Monsoon die?
Bob Marella ’59, arguably the most famous professional wrestler to come out of Rochester as the globally known Gorilla Monsoon, died October 6, 1999, of complications from a recent heart attack.
|Cause of death||Heart Attack|
|Age of death||62 years|
|Birthday||June 4, 1937|
|Death date||October 6, 1999|
|Place of death||Willingboro, New Jersey, United States|
|Place of burial||Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson, New Jersey, United States|