The wrestling world is in mourning after the news of a recent loss. Now, fans are wondering about Lance Russell’s cause of death and his impact on the wrestling world. For more details on the famous announcer and his passing, here’s our Lance Russell wiki.
Who is Lance Russell?
Lance Russell was born on March 18, 1926 in Memphis, Tennessee and was a professional wrestling announcer. Lance Russell’s net worth is unknown at this time but he worked as an announcer for decades and had a stint in WCW. He was synonymous with wrestling and fans were happy to hear his voice just as much as they were to see their favorite wrestler.
Lance Russell’s Wife
His wife, Audrey, died two years ago and Lance Russell’s daughter, Valerie, died at a Memphis hospital last Friday after, a battle with cancer. He is survived by his sons Lance Jr. and Shane, as well as their respective families.
Lance Russell’s Death
Lance passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 91 years old. He had broken his hip after falling on Friday. The news was first released by Russell’s dear friend, Jerry Lawler: “My dear friend and greatest wrestling commentator ever, Lance Russell passed away this morning. I would have never been without him. R.I.P.,” he said in a tweet.
The WWE Paid Tribute
Russell was a fixture in the world of wrestling and was remembered for his work by those who knew him best. After learning of his death, WWE expressed how much his loss would mean.
“WWE is saddened to learn that Lance Russell, the legendary voice of Memphis, Tenn., wrestling, has passed away at age 91,” the statement read. “A fixture of the Memphis circuit, Russell’s career as an announcer began in the late 1950s and spanned nearly 40 years until his semi-retirement in 1997. His avuncular charm and steady hand guided fans who tuned in to watch the region’s larger-than-life personalities and notoriously wild ring action.”
The statement continued: “Over the years, Russell developed a level of credibility and trust with TV audiences that rivaled Walter Cronkite’s, and as Superstars like Lawler and Bill Dundee switched allegiances, Russell remained a consummate moral compass. His interaction with rule-breakers like Austin Idol and “Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart — which often featured Russell voicing his disappointment over their dirty deeds — became as much an attraction to fans as the matches themselves.”
There have been many losses in the wrestling and bodybuilding profession and fans are saddened to see Russell go, after his years of dedication to the sport. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family and relatives at this time.