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Female Wrestling Legend Mae Young NOT DEAD: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

UPDATE: Mae Young has now officially passed away:

RIP Mae Young: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Wrestling legend Johnnie Mae Young has passed away. Read on for the facts on the tributes, the WWE's condolences, and the stars reaching out.

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UPDATE: Mae Young is reportedly still alive but gravely ill. Mike Mooneyham’s Tweet below clears up the news surrounding her death:

Mae Young

Reports came out earlier this morning regarding the death of female wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young. Here’s all the details you need to know about her failing health and the news sorrounding her rumored passing.


1. It Was Reported That She Died At The Age of 90

Mae Young

On the morning of January 9, 2013, Mike Mooneyham of the Post and Courier reported that Mae Young passed away in her home located in Columbia, South Carolina. She was 90 years old. Mae Young occupied her Columbia home with The Fabulous Moolah and Katie Glass, which was a living arrangement that lasted until the passing of Moolah in 2007.


2. It Was Reported That She Was Taken Off Of Life Support The Night Before Her Passing

The same source reported that Mae Young was taken off of life support the evening before her death. The Tweet seen above provides evidence of this fact.


3. She Had Been in the Hospital Due To A Failing Kidney

On December 30, 2013, Mae Young entered the hospital. For the whole week before her death, Mae Young had been put on death watch. She had been under hospice care in her Columbia home due to a failing kidney. As the week wore one, more somber news of her depleting health were released. As time went on, Mae Young’s impending death became more of a prevalent possibility. However, the news of her death turned out to be false. However, her health is still in grave danger. A picture has been floating around Twitter that actually displays a resting place that’s already been prepared for Mae Young:

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4. She’s A WWE Hall of Famer Who Was Honored in 2008

Mae Young entered the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008. The hype package behind her induction can be seen above. She entered the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2004. Some of her other wrestling accolades are as follows:

- 1-Time NWA Florida Women’s Champion
– 1-Time NWA Untied States Women’s Champion
– 1-Time Women’s World Tag Team Champion (with Ella Waldek)
– Miss WWE Royal Rumble 2000
– WWE Slammy Award for Knucklehead Moment of the Year (2010) for besting LayCool in a match on an edition of Old School RAW


5. Several Wrestlers Have Tweeted About Her Passing

Many wrestling luminaries gave their respects to Mae Young through Twitter when the news of her passing broke out:

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