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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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Regardless if people are jumping to conclusions or not its pretty hard to not notice the high number of wrestlers who have died of heart attacks or overdose before they hit 50(ALOT of them). Most of them have probably used them, especially the ones from back in the heyday of it before it became the public no-no that it is now. This of course had adverse effects on their overall health but the body strain, medications, in some cases extreme diet and exercise all add adverse effects as well. Addiction goes hand in hand with MANY professions, it goes hand in hand with being human. Like all of the other wrestlers (Including Lunas arch rival Sensational Sherri) who have passed before her she will be missed by her family, friends and fans.

Also, since TMZ didnt even seem to notice: RIP Nancy Dolman-Short. Martin Shorts wife, best known for her role on Soap, passed away after a 3 year battle with cancer. My heart goes out to Martin and his children during this time.

1482 days ago


Lyle Alzado died due to his complications with cancer

1481 days ago


Regardless of what happened, a talented woman has died. It's never fair to assume anything, but even if Luna did die from drugs that doesn't make her a bad person, it made her a sick person because addicts are mentally sick. But regardless of what it was, a good person has died today. REST IN PEACE LUNA!

1481 days ago


RIP Luna.... :'(

1481 days ago


Hey #4-Nolaguy...U ever here of "Long Term Effects"..that's what Steroids do over time!
Stallone & Schwarenegger both had baby girls born/w holes in their hearts. Use and/or abuse of roids.."LTE".
"Memba" Peter Jennings(Anchorman), Who had quit a 2pack a day cig habit 10yrs PRIOR 2his death of lung cancer..LTE guy!

1481 days ago

Missy Wild    

Luna is Van Hurds Mother. Van was in last years Hells Kitchen. He was the Texas boy with an attitude. He now lives and works as a chef with Kevin Cottle, that was also on the show, in Connecticut. Van will be going to his mothers funeral.

1481 days ago


Actually, Luna was a great person. I hate how all of you idiots who know absolutely NOTHING about the business or about these people personally run your mouths and disrespect these people. Just because SOME died from previous steroid abuse, you rarely ever read about all of the ones that have died from old age, car accidents, natural causes, etc. Grow the **** up, people!

1481 days ago


Thanks "bigdaddyict"!
Luna was a great gal and a truly unique friend. She will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her. Rest in peace Luna.

1481 days ago


this is Van Hurds mom from hells kitchen!

1481 days ago


Is that what wrestlers do in retirement? Move to Florida and die before age 50?

1481 days ago

Claudette Johnson    


1481 days ago

just liloleme    

@conservativesarecowards,dansey, and bigdaddyict... thanks for the insightful and truthful comments... let those who passed rest in peace... they worked hard to entertain us...they gave more of themselves than most anyone in the workaday world ever would. I miss those who have passed, I will especially miss Luna...as cella posted and i shall paraphrase...Luna was the s**t!!! R.I.P./ Descance En Paz Luna

1481 days ago


My family and I had the pleasure of meeting Luna and she was the sweetest and most down to earth person. May she Rest In Peace,she died way before her time. My prayers are with her and her family. And you people who are speaking ill of the dead may you ROT IN HELL!!!!! She will be missed by my family and I,knowing her enriched our lives and we will never forget her. We LOVE YOU LUNA!!!!R.I.P.

1481 days ago


well the cause of death is is unknown so u can't blame it on riods.

1481 days ago



"Sorry boy it's all about theFirst Amendment, did you got to school..remember it?

Freedom of the press, Freedom of speech.
...and what is not nice to you .. don't mean it offends others.
You don't like it... GO TO ANOTHER SITE... You know the one run by Pig Boy... he'll LITERALLY love you there."

Don't give me this bulls***. You can walk up to a person you don't know and say "F*** You" but that doesn't mean that you won't get punched in the face. With freedom of speech als ocomes consequences and people like you must get punched in the face daily because you don't know when to shut your mouth.

Seriously, all of the people cracking jokes are classless. I hope someone is at your funeral cracking the same jokes.

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