Indie News: Wayne Van Dyke suffered a heart attack during match and passed away
Independent professional wrestling competitor Wayne Van Dyke has sadly passed away at the young age of 29. Van Dyke who was a regular on the indie circuit in Florida reportedly suffered a heart attack during his tag-team match for Ronin Pro Wrestling, following which he was rushed to a nearby medical facility where he is said to have suffered two more heart attacks before his death.
A frequent competitor in independent pro-wrestling promotions Wayne Van Dyke made his professional wrestling debut back in 2010. Van Dyke was involved in a tag-team match on April 29th at a Ronin Pro Wrestling event, during which the incident is said to have transpired.
He apparently informed his partner that he wasn’t feeling well during the match, and suffered a heart attack after he tagged out. Van Dyke received CPR and was immediately rushed to the hospital. He apparently suffered a second heart attack on the way to the medical facility in the ambulance, and a third in the hospital. Here’s the statement issued by Ronin Pro Wrestling on the unfortunate incident during the match-
“We had a very serious incident occur during our preshow match this past weekend. Wrestler, Wayne Van Dyke, collapsed due to a heart attack following the early pre-show tag team match. He was rushed to Memorial Hospital, where he is currently being treated.”
He was placed into a medically-induced coma after the incident, but unfortunately, couldn’t be revived. Van Dyke reportedly suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung while receiving CPR. His passing has been confirmed by his family on Facebook.
We offer our sincere condolences to Wayne Van Dyke’s family and friends.