Sunday, August 31, 2008

Vegetarian Pro-Wrestler Killer Kowalski dies at 81

Legendary pro-wrestler Walter "Killer" Kowalski died yesterday from a heart attack at the age of 81. According to the NY Times obituary, the 6-foot 7-inch, 275-pound wrestler "displayed a gentle and even aesthetic side. He became a vegetarian in the mid-1950s, pursued charitable work for children with special needs and delighted in photographing fellow wrestlers. His work was sometimes displayed at galleries."

Services for Kowalski will be held Wednesday, September 3rd at the Weir Funeral Home in Malden, Massachusetts, in case you happen to be in that part of the country next week.

Kowalski's insurance was not enough to cover his medical bills, so his widow Theresa has set up a memorial fund to help pay them off. Donations can be sent to:

Walter "Killer" Kowalski Memorial Fund
c/o Citizens Bank
876 Main Street
Malden, MA 02148