Fritz Von Erich Death – Brain and Lung Cancer
1929-1997 (age 68)
Jack Adkisson, best known under his ring name of Fritz Von Erich, was a pioneer in the Texas territory of professional wrestling. Fritz was trained by the late Stu Hart in the 1950s.
Throughout the 80s, Fritz was president of WCCW – a promotion in which his wrestling sons were the faces of the company. Crowds would pack the Dallas Sportatorium to see the Von Erichs square off against the rival Freebirds.
Wrestling’s Cursed Family
In one of the most talked about series of events in wrestling history, Fritz Von Erich would end up seeing five of his six sons buried.
Fritz’ first son, Jack, died in 1959 from an accidental electrocution. Jack was only 7 years old.
In 1984, David Von Erich, the star of WCCW died under speculated circumstances during a trip to Japan. He was 25.
Three years later, Mike Von Erich died from an intentional drug overdose at age 23.
Chris Von Erich shot himself in 1991 at the age of 21.
Following the same path as Chris before him, Kerry Von Erich shot himself in 1993.
Fritz Von Erich Death
On September 10, 1997, Fritz Von Erich died from brain and lung cancer.
Kevin Von Erich remains Fritz’ only surviving son.
Fritz’ services were held in Dallas, the same city in which he passed. His grave is located at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas, TX. The plot is located at Hilltop Section, Lot 530.