Wrestler dies after suffering heart attack during match Submitted by Aaron Rift on 05/13/2017 at 06:25 PM
Florida independent wrestler Wayne VanDyke passed away this morning at the age of 29. Back on April 29th, VanDyke collapsed while performing at a Ronin Pro Wrestling event. Here is what the promotion wrote about the situation on May 3rd:
"We had a very serious incident occur during our preshow match this past weekend. Wrestler, Wayne VanDyke, collapsed due to a heart attack following the early preshow tag team match. He was rushed to Memorial Hospital, where he is currently being treated."
VanDyke reportedly suffered a heart attack during the match, another while he was in the ambulance going to the hospital, and a third while at the hospital. He remained in critical condition for several days and was put into a medically induced coma but he never recovered. In addition to the heart attacks, he also suffered broken ribs from being given CPR and his lung was also punctured.
I would like to offer my condolences to his family and friends.