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May 12, 2003 Observer Newsletter: Death of Miss Elizabeth

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The Lovely Elizabeth was one of the most atypical characters in the history of pro wrestling. But the demise of the woman playing the role, Elizabeth Hulette, on 5/1, was sadly, far too typical.

Hulette, 42, died at Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA after emergency personnel responded to a 911 call at about 5:30 a.m. saying that she wasn’t breathing. Police and the Cobb County Medical Examiner’s office will not list a cause of death until toxicology reports come back in a month, other than saying it was likely not a homicide. It is widely believed by those closest to her that she was the latest victim of an overdose, which has claimed so many wrestlers of her generation, although medical examiner Hal Bennett said that is not necessarily the case.

Larry Pfohl, 44, her boyfriend, best known as Lex Luger, was arrested later that day, not in connection with the death, but because police found large quantities of drugs at the $300,000 townhouse the two shared in Cobb County, just outside of Marietta in suburban Atlanta.

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