Ex-wrestler Frank Andersson passes on at 62 after heart surgery

Ex-wrestler Frank Andersson passes on at 62 after heart surgery

- Frank Andersson has died at the age of 62 after suffering from heart problems

- The 62-year-old ex-Olympian passed away with family and friends by his side in Sweden

- Andersson wrestled in WCW and retired in 1995 before making a comeback four years ago

Ex-WCW wrestler Frank Andersson has passed on at the age of 62 after suffering a heart related ailment.

According to a UK Sun report, citing sources at Sport Bladet, the Olympian was surrounded by family members and friends before his life support machine was turned off.

The report further revealed that the wrestler died from complications suffered during a heart surgery which eventually led to his passing on at the Stockholm-based Karolinska University Hospital.

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Reacting on his demise, close pal, Robert Gidlof admitted it was very sad that Andersson passed on after the surgery.

"He has been so terribly strong and planned the future, but he did not make it.

"We sat for over two hours and we laughed and joked. It's so unreal.

"We planned the future after the surgery,” Gidlof said, even as Svante Andersson was quick to add.

"He had a big heart, but it was not strong enough this time.

"This match was too tough. Something happened tonight, doctors do not know exactly what happened.

"We turned off when there was no cardiac activity. The organs were knocked out. I sat next to him and he fell asleep in peace. There was no pain."

Interestingly, Andersson claimed a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympics, in Los Angeles.

However, after he could not make it to the WWF, he signed up with the World Championship Wrestling in 1993.

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Andersson bowed out from the sport in 1995 but still took active part in smaller wrestling events that took place between 2014 and 2015 in his native Sweden.

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously had reported that former WWE wrestler Leon White also known as Big Van Vader has passed away after years struggling with heart problems.

The 63-year-old was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in November 2016 and was given just two years to live but he kept on wrestling.

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