Pro Wrestler Dies In Murder-Suicide

Written by Jason Singer on . Posted in Posts, Sports.

Pro wrestler Chris Benoit killed his wife and child before taking his own life this weekend in an apparent murder-suicide, authorities revealed today. Benoit strangled his wife on Friday and suffocated his seven-year-old son between late Saturday night and early Sunday morning, eventually hanging himself in his weight room Sunday afternoon. Anabolic steroids were found at the scene, leading to speculation about whether drugs played a role in the tragedy (although it is unclear if they are linked in any way). Benoit’s death continues a disturbing trend of professional wrestlers dying young: Just last year, 38-year-old WWE superstar Eddie Guerrero died from painkiller abuse. Benoit was 40, and leaves behind two children from a previous marriage.