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Former WWF Superstar Passes Away

We are saddened to report that former WWF Superstar “Outlaw” Ron Bass has passed away at the age of 68 due to complications from surgery.

Ron was recently hospitalized for suffering a burst appendix, but didn’t seek any medical attention for about a week after it happened as he had no idea.

Ron won several Titles under the NWA banner and wrestled for the World Wrestling Federation from 1987 to 1989. WWE posted the following regarding Ron’s death:

“WWE is saddened to learn that Ronald Heard, known to sports-entertainment fans as “Outlaw” Ron Bass, has passed away at the age of 68.

Debuting in 1975, the tough Texan performed in several NWA territories, including Jim Crockett Promotions and Florida Championship Wrestling.

It was in 1987 that Bass rose to national fame in WWE. With his ruthless attitude and dreaded bullwhip, Bass battled against classic fan favorites like Junkyard Dog and Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake. He even claimed a pinfall victory over a young Shawn Michaels in the 1988 King of the Ring tournament.

Following his retirement from the ring in 1991, Bass earned a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University and became a successful construction equipment salesman.”

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