Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy has died at age 61. Promoter and longtime friend David Herro says Bundy died Monday.
Herro posted on Facebook : “Today we lost a Legend and a man I consider family.” The cause of death and other details were not disclosed.
Bundy, whose real name was Christopher Pallies, was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The 6-foot-4 (1.93 meters), 458-pound (208-kilogram) wrestler made his World Wrestling Federation debut in 1981.
He was best known for facing Hulk Hogan in 1986 in a steel cage match at WrestleMania 2, which Hogan won. WWE said he was one of the “greatest … big men to lace up a set of boots.”
Bundy had guest appearances on the sitcom “Married…with Children.”
He was planning to appear next month at WrestleCon in New York City.