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Former WWE Star

'Luna' Dies

8/27/2010 3:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former WWE superstar Gertrude "Luna" Vachon died this morning in Florida. She was 48.

Gertrude Luna Vachon Dead
Luna wrestled for the WWE from 1993 to 2000 ... and had gained notoriety as Bam Bam Bigelow's "main squeeze."

So far, no cause of death has been determined.

UPDATE: According to law enforcement sources, Luna's body was discovered by her mother around 10 AM this morning.

We're told authorities currently do not believe there was any foul play involved -- but an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow.

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BallaBlocka    

RIP Luna....

1429 days ago
2.

Superman    

Steroids?

1429 days ago
3.

carole    

STEROIDS!!!!!!

1429 days ago
4.

nolaguy    

she lost everything in a fire a month or so ago. it may have been an overdose because she could have been greatly depressed. its not roids as she hasnt been active in wrestling since maybe the late 90s

1429 days ago
5.

Robert    

Yikes! It's Dog The Bounty Hunter...without the 4 inch stilettos..

1429 days ago
6.

Cindy    

Steroids.....?

1429 days ago
7.

Danesy    

I know she hasn't wrestled in a while, so she probably wasn't actively using steriods... but there's no doubt in my mind that they contributed in some way due to the long term effects. So sad.

1429 days ago
8.

Superman    

You don't have to be actively using roids to die from it...just ask Lyle Alzado.

1429 days ago
9.

Conservatives are Cowards    

Who knows if it was steroids? I know that's the easiest, most simple conclusion to come to (especially if you're ignorant of the effects of steroids), but the fact of the matter is, most of these wrestlers live very hard.

They party. They beat up their bodies. They self medicate and medicate using other drugs. Many of them are addicts simply by virtue of being on various drugs/alcohol simply to quell the pain so they can do their jobs on the schedule required.

Seriously, anyone using the immediate cop-out of "steroids" is clearly not only ignorant of the true effects of steroids over the long term, but also ignorant of the kinds of lifestyles these people lead, the pressures put upon them and just how "fast" they live.

The movie "The Wrestler" is quite accurate, and in some regards even watered down.

1429 days ago
10.

X    

Steroids...

1429 days ago
11.

Danesy    

# 11 - I totally agree. They do live very hard and dangerous lives. Most of them are addicted to pain killers of some sort. My boyfriend hung out with "The Great Khali" and said he pops pills like Tic Tacs. Jeff Hardy is another example, a severe dependancy on painkillers. It's a really tough business.

1429 days ago
12.

tiffany     

Maybe she died from fake tans..........

1429 days ago
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bigdaddyict    

I hate it when people automatically assume that a wrestler overdosed on steroids or painkillers. Nobody knows what killed her yet, but, all of you assuming *******s start feeding the rumor mill with your lameness and lies. Let Ms. Vachon and all other former wrestlers who've passed away rest in peace. Oh, and lastly, TiffC, to say "About time..." when someone passes away is heartless and you should be ashamed of yourself. God will get you for that one. Karma is a bitch, and so are you.

1429 days ago
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moveover    

Looked like a sweet girl!

1429 days ago
15.

Cella    

Rest in peace, Luna. Luna and Lock were the **** back in the day.

1429 days ago
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