“Outlaw” Ron Bass Passes Away at 68

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Former NWA and WWF wrestler “Outlaw” Ron Bass passed away on Tuesday at the age of 68 … this according to a statement from WWE.

The Wrestling Observer reports Bass’ cause of death was complications involving a burst appendix. He apparently didn’t get it check soon enough and fell ill.

Bass wrestled from 1971-1987 in various National Wrestling Alliance promotions, rising to prominence in Florida Championship Wrestling and Jim Crockett Promotions in the early 80s.

He wrestled as a heel for the World Wrestling Federation from 1987-1989, feuding with stars like Brutus Beefcake and Junkyard Dog before retiring in 1991.