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Wrestling Superstar Found Dead

6/25/2007 7:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

WWE superstar Chris Benoit, 40, his wife Nancy and young son were found dead in their Atlanta home early this afternoon, this according to WWE.com.

No further details regarding the tragedy have been released. Benoit was scheduled to appear at a pay-per-view event last night ... WWE said that there was a "family emergency" that prevented him from being there.

Benoit, a former World Heavyweight Champ, wreaked havoc with his signature move, the "Crippler Crossface."

The incident comes on the heels of the shocking death of former WWE wrestler "Sensational" Sherri Martel, and the supposed "assassination" of WWE head honcho Vince McMahon. TMZ has learned that the WWE is scrapping all references to the McMahon death storyline on tonight's episode of "Raw.'

According to the official WWE website, tonight's "Raw" will serve as a tribute to the wrestling great.

Police are investigating the incident.

UPDATE: ABC News is reporting that the deaths are being investigated as a possible suicide and double homicide.

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121.

MAGGIE    

Maybe there is a WWF serial killer on the loose?

2647 days ago
122.

OkSoIWasWrongAboutBenoitButItSeemedFake    

ITS A FAKE OUT, PEOPLE.

2647 days ago
123.

John    

Wrestlers are the scum of the earth.

2647 days ago
124.

Ihma Khunt    

I am glad to hear they were not shot. I hope it was a simple stabbing death.

2647 days ago
125.

kim suck    

maybe this guy put something in their food?

2647 days ago
126.

FlBiker    

Nice trolling John.
Any asshat that takes the internet OR wrestling seriously is an imbecile.
flbiker

2647 days ago
127.

kim suck    

who the hell is this guy?

2647 days ago
128.

don    

I am so sorry for what happened to this family and I hope all of you who think he was taking steroids have a rude awakening. I am truely sorry for their loss.He will be greatly missed.

2647 days ago
129.

OkSoIWasWrongAboutBenoitButItSeemedFake    

None of the MSM is carrying it. Thats hot.

2647 days ago
130.

CK    

I'm thinking that this is a hoax, but honestly, if he's really dead it's sad. People seem to be dying left and right (besides Iraq) and it's only Monday!

2647 days ago
131.

hardworker    

This better not be one of those McMahon fake things. If so it is seriously sick! I don't watch wrestling but , my GOD, his entire family! If it's a PR thing, bad man, realllllllllllllly bad.

2647 days ago
132.

John    

What kind of mentally-challenged nutcase sits in front of a TV tube and watches steroid-filled guys wrestle each other, anyway. Other than gay guys, you other idiots don't have much of an excuse.

2647 days ago
133.

rabidwolverinefan    

They could've said the night before that it was "family emergency" because they couldn't get ahold of him and were making a "save face" excuse. Don't judge until you know ALL the facts. Our thoughts and prayers are with both families, chris' and his wife's. RIP

2647 days ago
134.

kim suck    

stop crying guys!! it was not Paris who killed her family and then herself!!

2647 days ago
135.

FlBiker    

Roger Moore AND Chris Benoit on the same day, holy crap.
You will be missed 007.

2647 days ago
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