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Independent wrestler Wayne VanDyke passes away at 29 years old


Wayne VanDyke, a Florida independent wrestler who worked under the name Richard Delicious, passed away this morning. He was 29 years old.

News of VanDyke's passing was first posted on social media today and his family has since confirmed it on Facebook. He had been in critical condition since suffering three heart attacks on April 29th.

VanDyke was wrestling on a Ronin Pro Wrestling show in Florida and was in the ring when he suffered a heart attack. He told his tag team partner that he didn't feel well and evidently then suffered a heart attack as soon as he tagged out. They started CPR for him immediately and rushed him to the hospital in an ambulance. He suffered a second heart attack in the ambulance going to the hospital and a third heart attack in the hospital.

He also suffered broken ribs from the CPR, one of which punctured his lung. He was put in a medically induced coma to prevent any more heart attacks.