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Indie News: Wrestler Eric Denis dies during match in Montreal

  • His death was swift and sudden, and despite being rushed to the hospital, there was nothing to be done.
Modified 19 Dec 2019, 11:08 IST

Eric Denis passed away during a benefit event in Montreal
Eric Denis passed away during a benefit event in Montreal

What's the story?

Eric Denis, a wrestler from the ICW Fighting Federation passed away when he took part in a wrestling match in Montreal, on Sunday night. According to TVA Nouvelles, he suffered a heart attack and collapsed in the ring, and despite attempts at resuscitation, he tragically passed away.

In case you didn't know....

Eric Denis was described to be an 'extremely talented wrestler' and who had been involved in the fighting world for over twenty years. He was also a 'super father' of six children.

The event took place in the basement of the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer to raise funds for the ICW Crohn's disease Foundation.

The heart of the matter

Eric Denis, a forty-year-old wrestler, collapsed in the ring following a heart attack, during an ICW wrestling event in Montreal to raise funds for the ICW Crohn's disease Foundation. There were attempts by the locals to resuscitate him, but they proved unsuccessful, and the medics arrived to take him to the hospital. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Danny Kidman, the coordinator of ICW Wrestling Organisation, said that they had nurses present, and as soon as Denis fell, they all came to the stage to attempt to save him. Kidman also said in his interview with TVA Nouvelles that despite the incident, the rest of the situation was dealt with professionally and people were escorted from the room.

"Despite the alarming and tragic situation, the whole situation was under control. People were evacuated from the room, a matter of respect. We were extremely fortunate to have qualified staff for a situation like that. "

Fellow wrestlers paid their respects to him on Twitter. ICW plan to hold a tribute in his honour on their next show on Saturday.

Our tribute

The death of any person is a sad occasion. Eric Denis died in the ring, practising a craft he loved and had been involved in for over 20 years. He left behind his six children when he tragically passed away. All of us at Sportskeeda wish his family and friends our warmest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during these difficult times.


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Published 11 Oct 2017, 00:25 IST
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