Monday, April 5, 2010

Chris Kanyon

Sad news.
Former WCW and WWE tag team champion Chris Kanyon has died.

The popular 40-year-old wrestler, real name Christopher Klucsaritis, is believed to have committed suicide.

His body was found Saturday at his apartment in New York.

Kanyon had overdosed on medication, with early reports indicating he had taken his own life after leaving a pill bottle and several notes close by.

The gay star suffered from bipolar disorder and had previously spoken about killing himself.
I met Chris a few years ago at the Punchline in Atlanta, Georgia. After the show, we sat at the bar, discussing his wrestling career, battles with depression and homosexuality.


He was a very sweet man. I'm so very sorry he didn't find the happiness he was seeking.

1 comment:

Nickie Goomba said...

Thank you for this honest and haunting eulogy. How very tragic.