Bronko Lubich Death – Cancer / Stroke

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Bronko Lubich, dead at 81 after battling prostate cancer and dealing with the ramifications of a number of strokes.

1925-2007 (Age 81)

Bronko Lubich aka Bronko Sandor Lupsity was born in Hungary on Christmas Day 1925 and moved to Canada where he excelled as an amateur wrestler, so much he was selected for the Canadian wrestling team at the 1948 Olympics.

A broken arm kept him from participating, but a long career in the pro ranks as Bronko Lubich awaited him, with Bronko going on to not only wrestle, but to manage wrestlers, book matches, and even referee matches.

Bronko wrestled during the Golden Age of the 1950s but even as wrestling’s popularity waned, he found continued success as a heel.

Bronko worked in various promotions including Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling, Calgary Stampede Wrestling, and Championship Wrestling from Florida.

Lubich was brought to Fritz Von Erich’s World Class Championship Wrestling where he officiated matches and helped with booking storylines.

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Bronko Lupich’s grave in
Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas. photo: RMLeahy / findagrave

Bronko Lubich Death

Bronko Lubich’s later years saw him battle prostate cancer and deal with the ramifications of a number of strokes. On August 11, 2007 he died at age 81.

Lubich was survived by three daughters.

Other wrestlers to pass in 2007 include Arnold Skaaland, Bad News Brown, Bam Bam Bigelow, Nancy Benoit, Chris Benoit, Brian “Crush” Adams, John Kronus, Mike Awesome, The Fabulous Moolah, Sherri Martel, and The Missing Link.