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70s & 80s era wrestler Duke Myers passes away

Duke Myers, a star in a number of territories in the 70s and 80s, passed away this morning.

Myers had been in the hospital with a bladder infection and pneumonia, but had started to recover.  On Friday, he was singing with his grandchildren but early Saturday morning, he started throwing up blood and was rushed back to the hospital, passing away in transit.

Myers was best known as the big man in a number of tag teams, most notably with Terry Garvin in the early 70s and with Kerry Brown, David Shults, and Dynamite Kid in Stampede Wrestling in the 80s. He spent much of the latter part of his career in the Stampede promotion, where he feuded with Bret Hart, Jim Neidhart, and Davey Boy Smith.