Famous ECW wrestler Balls Mahoney was watching Jeopardy and answering trivia questions moments before losing consciousness Tuesday evening … this according to his wife, who says she’s still unsure what caused his death.
Mahoney’s wife Gayle tells Pro Wrestling Sheet that she and Balls were watching TV last night when he made a move to get more comfortable on the couch by laying on his side.
Moments later though, Gayle noticed Mahoney was unconscious and immediately called 911 before attempting to revive him with CPR. Once medics arrived however, they said Balls had already passed.
Gayle tells us the 44 year-old wrestler took a bad spill last week and was unable to walk very well because of it — but she’s unsure if the two incidents are related at this point.
A GoFundMe page was set up this morning to help take care of his young son and assist the family with funeral costs. The service will take place next week in New Jersey at O’Brien Funeral Home and all of his friends/fans are invited to attend.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.