WWE News: Nicole Bass has passed away at age 52
The, "Big Apple Amazon," has passed away.
What’s the story?
Nicole Bass’ official Facebook page posted an entry written by a close friend, letting fans know that Bass had passed away. Dave Meltzer reported that Bass suffered a massive stroke several days ago, and passed away on Thursday.
In case you didn’t know...
Nicole Bass was a successful bodybuilder throughout the eighties and nineties, even claiming the First Prize at the NPC Nationals in 1997. Bass got into professional wrestling in 1998 when she debuted in ECW. Bass made her first appearance in the WWE at WrestleMania XV, as Sable’s bodyguard.
The crux of the matter
Former ECW mainstay, Tommy Dreamer, confirmed her passing on Twitter, not even an hour ago:
The cause of death was apparently a heart attack. Also, a long post by a woman named Kristen Marrone was written on Nicole’s official Facebook page this evening:
A few days ago Nicole got very sick. She was brought into the hospital and they did everything they could to help her. I have been sitting here with her in the room 24/7 since she got here making sure she was being given the best possible care. Today we learned that there is nothing else that can be done.
Marrone would go on to mention how amazing Nicole was as a person. She stated that Bass had a beautiful soul and a kind heart, as well as saying that many knew Nicole but few ever got close enough to know the real woman that she was. Marrone intimated that she was one of the lucky few that got to know her on a real level.
She said that she was going to keep Nicole’s facebook page open for her fans and friends to share photos and memories, asking that Nicole is treated with the dignity and respect she deserves.
What’s the impact?
Nicole Bass may not have had a long tenure in profession wrestling, but the impression that she left on fans was indelible. Nicole Bass was unlike anyone else in the professional wrestling world.
We at Sportskeeda are saddened to learn of Nicole’s passing. Although she hasn’t been a fixture of WWE since 1999, anyone who was watching at that point would never forget her. We send our deepest condolences and sympathies to Nicole’s friends and family, who will be in our thoughts.