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Chris Benoit and Family Found Dead

June 25, 2007

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I just read a really, really sad piece of news…

WWE.comWorld Wrestling Entertainment is deeply saddened to report that today Chris Benoit and his family were found dead in their home. There are no further details at this time, other than the Benoit family residence is currently being investigated by local authorities.

Tonight’s Raw on USA Network (8/7 CT) will serve as a tribute to Chris Benoit and his family. WWE extends its sincerest thoughts and prayers to the Benoit family’s relatives and loved ones in this time of tragedy.

Chris Benoit was one of my favorite wrestlers back when I used to watch it as a kid. He was a Canadian, and was known for his excellent wrestling ability and not from a stupid or over-the-top gimmick like many other “stars”. He was incredibly talented, and this is just shocking news. Especially for the fact that not only did he die, but his entire family. I can’t imagine what could have caused this.

This is such a brutal and horrible tragedy.

Update: Well, the worst possible cause to this horrific tragedy has been revealed. Out of anyone in the WWE, Benoit would have probably been one of the last guys I ever would have thought capable of this:

From TMZ.com:

Several Atlanta-based law enforcement sources have told TMZ Benoit may have strangled his wife on Saturday, then smothered his son in his bed a day later. Investigators refuse to officially comment, pending final confirmation by the coroner on the cause and time of the deaths.

One source told TMZ that Benoit was texting friends during Sunday’s WWE “Vengeance” Pay-Per-View program — possibly watching the show with his son, who may have been alive at the time.

According to sources, Benoit then hanged himself Monday in a weight room inside the family home.

A police investigation is ongoing.

Update June 29: Apparently, on Chris Benoit’s Wikipedia page, someone posted a note that Benoit’s wife passed away. How is this news? Well, it was posted 13 hours before the police even found the bodies. Interesting, and confusing. This story only gets more and more insane as the days go by.

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4 comments

  1. I just saw this on the news. Hard to believe and terrible.


  2. when i heard the news of the tragic news it was so hard to believe.benoit was a family man.and a canadian.i really don’t know what to think.all i have to say is theirs more to this than meets the eye.


  3. a news said that, hours before the police found the bodies at benoit’s house, nancy’s death was written already at wikipedia.


  4. We are very sad to find this news.He was a great wrestler and he was one of my fav god bless him.



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