“Beautiful” Bobby Eaton, best known for being part of the Midnight Express tag team, passed away at the age of 62. Eaton was hospitalized last month after he reportedly suffered a bad fall.
The news was confirmed by Eaton’s sister Deborah on Facebook…
“I never wanted to have to post this ,but my Little Brother Beautiful Bobby Eaton passed away last night. When i find out all the details i will post them. Bobby was the kindest,loving person you would ever meet . I loved him so much and going to miss him, Please say a prayer for my Niece Taryn she found him. And she just lost her Mom a little over a Month ago.”
In addition to his tag team run in the 1980’s, Eaton had a lengthy singles career in WCW during the 1990’s. Here is a compilation of Eaton’s career highlights…
Here are a few tributes to Eaton from his peers…
RIP Bobby Eaton. A friend, and an absolute master of the craft of professional wrestling. A man whom I hope will get the recognition that he undeniably deserves. It was my pleasure to know, watch and learn from you. Our industry is a better place because of you. Godspeed sir. 😔 pic.twitter.com/6VdcgBDcdt
— Frankie Kazarian (@FrankieKazarian) August 5, 2021
Very saddened to hear the news that Beautiful Bobby Eaton has passed from this life. Anyone that knew him or had the honor to work with him knows what a 1st class human being he is. When I first entered wrestling he was instrumental in helping me. We lost a great one. pic.twitter.com/6BMIN4NalD
— Marc Mero (@MarcMero) August 5, 2021
— Glenn Gilbertti (@TheRealDisco) August 5, 2021
The National Wrestling Alliance is Saddened to hear about the passing of the legendary 'Beautiful' Bobby Eaton.
We send our love to his friends and family.
— NWA (@nwa) August 5, 2021