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Wrestler Eric Denis dies aged 40 after suffering heart attack during charity fight

Mirror logo Mirror 10/10/2017 Alex Smith
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Wrestler Eric Denis has died after suffering a heart attack while taking part in a charity fight.

Denis was partaking in a ICW Fighting Federation battle in Montreal, Canada, when he collapsed.

Doctors quickly came to his aid and tried to resuscitate him but Denis was pronounced dead as he arrived at hospital. He was 40.

The event was raising money for sufferers of Crohn’s disease.

Danny Kidman, coordinator of the ICW wrestling, said: "Despite the alarming and tragic situation, the whole situation was under control.

"We were extremely fortunate to have qualified staff for a situation like that."

Kidman added Denis was “extremely talented” and a “super father”.

Tributes will be paid to Denis by wrestlers on Saturday night.


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