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Judy Bagwell passes away at 78 years old

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Judy Bagwell, the mother of Marcus Alexander "Buff" Bagwell, has passed away at 78 years old.

The Twitter account of Buff Bagwell's "Rebuilding Buff" podcast announced today that Judy Bagwell passed away on November 5. Judy had been battling dementia.

"It is with a heavy heart we must announce that this past Friday the matriarch of the Bagwell family has passed away," Rebuilding Buff wrote. "Judy Bagwell was blessed with three amazing children, a loving husband and so many great memories over the years. Thank you to everyone that has asked about her over the years, and have kept her in your prayers during her battle with dementia. Judy Bagwell was 78. RIP Judy 1943-2021."

Buff Bagwell's manager Vinny Bucci tweeted: "I was with Buff when he visited her the night before. Thank God he got to see her and say goodbye. He’d be in much worse shape otherwise."

Judy Bagwell memorably made appearances during storylines with her son in WCW. She was briefly introduced as a WCW Tag Team Champion alongside Rick Steiner in November 1998, with Steiner revealing Judy as his tag team partner during a feud against Scott Steiner & Buff Bagwell. Buff Bagwell also defeated Kanyon in a "Judy Bagwell on a Forklift match" at New Blood Rising in 2000.