Scotland Wales Northern Ireland
BBCi CATEGORIES   TV   RADIO   COMMUNICATE   WHERE I LIVE   INDEX    SEARCH 

BBC SPORT
You are in: Other Sports: US Sport  
Front Page
Football
Cricket
Rugby Union
Rugby League
Tennis
Golf
Motorsport
Boxing
Athletics
Other Sports
Statistics
US Sport
Horse Racing
Snooker
Sailing
Cycling
Sports Talk
In Depth
Photo Galleries
TV & Radio
BBC Pundits
Question of Sport
Funny Old Game

Around The Uk


Commonwealth Games 2002

BBC News

BBC Weather

SERVICES 
Sunday, 19 May, 2002, 23:29 GMT 00:29 UK
British wrestler dies
British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith
Davey Boy Smith was a former star of the WWE
British wrestler Davey Boy Smith has died while on holiday in Canada.

Smith - known as the British Bulldog - collapsed in British Columbia while on holiday with his girlfriend and her five children.

The 39-year-old was taken to hospital on Saturday in the resort of Invermere where he was pronounced dead by doctors.

It is not clear if he suffered a heart attack or he choked to death.

A post mortem examination was being carried out.

Smith was on the verge of a comeback with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), formerly the World Wrestling Federation.

  WWF becomes WWE

On its official website, the WWE said: "World Wrestling Entertainment is saddened to report the loss of former WWE superstar Davey Boy Smith.

"Our thoughts, condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of the British Bulldog."

Smith's father Sid, 63, of Golborne, Greater Manchester, told The Sun: "He started wrestling when he was 10. It was his life.

"He was so fit and strong. He never smoked and hardly drank."

Internet links:


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Links to more US Sport stories are at the foot of the page.

 

E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more US Sport stories

^^ Back to top