It's very sad, but Stu Hart had been sick for a long while now, and had lived a long, full life. He's back with Helen and Owen now. In a sad way, this is almost a happy story.
He will indeed be missed.
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Geez. I hope nothing but the best for the Hart family. I concur with everybody here. Stu Hart's passing is sad. Very sad. One of the last of the real men is no longer with us.
I've never watched Stampede before. I've never seen Stu perform, but boy has his influence affected every single one of us. From Bret to Bad News Brown, Superstar Billy Graham to Chris Benoit, Stu Hart's legend will live on, through every single competitor that has been bad enough to step out of his dungeon. And I'm certain that those who have followed Stampede in the past and know Stu's name and legacy as a way of life as many of us do for the likes of Ric Flair, for instance, are feeling this loss tremendously. StampedeFan, SOK, and other great Canadian fans, we're with you, brothers and sisters.
At least he's taking his place amongst the other legends. I imagine that he, along with Lou Thesz, Johnny Valentine, Brian Pillman, The Von Erichs, Andre, JYD, Bronco Nagurski and the others are givin' everybody up there a great show as we speak.
I know. It doesn't suffice. It's always tough when one of ours leaves (wrestlers, fans, the pro wrestling community).
Stu, you will be missed. Rest in Peace.
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I don't think an 88-year-old passing on is "hard luck" or a "family curse", but this is sad just the same.
All hyperbole aside it is honestly no exaggeration to say that Stu Hart has as strong a hand as anybody in the way we see wrestlers work today, and have seen them work for the better part of the last 30 years. When trained talents span from Superstar Graham to Bad News Allen to Chris Jericho, you know the man had something special. A graduation from his vicious course was almost an instant medal of honor in the business.
His years booking Stampede, which produced some of the greatest wrestling television ever seen, were a little before my time but definitely made an impact on my perception of the business. The man was, and will always be, a Canadian institution and he will not be forgotten.
And thank you.
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Wow, I knew he was sick but... Man, I too offer my prayers to his family. I'm not to good at eulogies, but I know how legendary the man is, not just in Canada, but in the whole world, training some of the greatest names in all of wrestling. I haven't seen Stampede either, though I read many reviews. He's old school, but that wasn't a bad thing, especially now. It's a wierd irony, that a great father would die on the same weekend another famous father is wrestling his daughter, neither one true wrestlers.
If I sounded a bit insensitive, I'm sorry, but the irony is really odd.
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