Biography - A Short Wiki
Professional for 32 years, he was a 16-time World Heavyweight Champion.
He was selected in the 1947 NFL draft by the Chicago Bears, but, when forced to choose between football and wrestling, opted for the latter.
He was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2004.
How did Verne Gagne die?
Verne Gagne, one of professional wrestling’s most celebrated performers and promoters, died April 27 at his daughter’s home in the Twin Cities area. He was 89. The cause was Alzheimer’s disease, said Gene Okerlund, a pro wrestling announcer who was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame with Mr.
|Cause of death||Alzheimer's Disease|
|Age of death||89 years|
|Birthday||February 26, 1926|
|Death date||April 27, 2015|
|Place of death||Bloomington, Minnesota, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|