The case has been closed on the death of Bam Bam Bigelow: “Multidrug toxicity”. “The death was found to be from multidrug toxicity,” Director of Investigations William Pellan told the Asbury Park Press. “There was also a contributing factor of cardiovascular disease.” The heart issues included enlargement (typical wrestler issue) and a blocked coronary artery. The lab report listed a lethal combination of cocaine, painkillers, antibiotics (to treat a staph infection in his right leg) and a tranquilizer (methadone). “The report indicated that there should have been 47 more pills of the pain-killer Oxycontin from the original prescription than were found at the scene.” Presumably this does not mean he took 47 at one time, only that he was taking way more than prescribed and had thus run out early (which is why this was listed as accidental and not a suicide).
There was an article in the Haleyville, AL newspaper on Buff Bagwell, saying he’s been suspended from wrestling in the city for using profanity and mooning the crowd. The promoter was saying he’d also never use him again.
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