A close friend of Bruno Sammartino says the wrestling legend had been fighting to get out of the hospital for two months before passing away on Wednesday, but “the accumulation of injuries he suffered in the ring were too much.”
Former WCW announcer Chris Cruise — who says he spoke with Bruno every day for the past 35 years — shed light on Sammartino’s health situation via Facebook and wrote:
“Bruno Sammartino had been in the hospital the past two months, fighting every day to get out and get home. And every day, all day his high school sweetheart Carol was by his side. She was his rock, and he was hers. They were married almost 60 years. As tough as Bruno was, she is tougher.”
Bruno was 82 when he died this morning. I last spoke with him about a week ago. He sounded weak, but determined to get out of the hospital. In the end, the accumulation of injuries he suffered in the ring were too much. Bruno Sammartino gave his life for pro wrestling, literally.
His full post can be FOUND HERE.