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UK Wrestler And WWE Legend Dynamite Kid Dies On 60th Birthday

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UK Wrestler And WWE Legend Dynamite Kid Dies On 60th Birthday
British wrestler Thomas Billington, Wrestling legend Dynamite Kid died on Dec. 5, his 60th birthday, the WWE confirmed Wednesday.

The child of his tag team partner Davey Boy Smith – also called The British Bulldog – confirmed the news about the WWE legend on twitter.

Billington's nephew, Davey Boy Smith Jr., tweeted, "It deeply saddens me to announce the passing of Tom Billington the 'Dynamite Kid.' I was really happy and glad I got to see Dynamite one last time last June in the UK. . Dynamite was certainly an inspiration to myself and many others and really revolutionized professional Wrestling as we now [sic] it today. He flew high, and gave it his all every match. Thanks for everything and sad to have lost another family member. Rest In Peace Dyno."

"It's with great sadness I have to inform you all that The 'Dynamite Kid' Tom Billington on his birthday has passed away," wrestling trainer Marty Jones tweeted. "A true British ambassador for wrestling worldwide. RIP 'Kid'. Condolences to Mark and his family."

Who was the Dynamite Kid?

Tom Billington, better known by the ring name the Dynamite Kid, was a British professional wrestler.He was considered by numerous individuals to be a standout amongst the most powerful wrestlers in the world.The Dynamite Kid was born in Golborne, Lancashire on December 5, 1958.

Billington started wrestling when he was 13 years of age and visited Britain when he was only 16, and started his profession with Stampede Wrestling in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, when he was 20.

His father, Bill, his uncle Eric and his grandfather Joe were all boxers.From an early age he was more attracted to sports than academic work.

He broke his back in the ring in a 1986 match at Madison Square Garden, nearly ending his career — yet he returned to the WWF, where he remained until 1988.

Billington's last match was in October 1996, when The Sun reports his body "degenerated" and he suffered a seizure at the airport the next day.

In 1997, Billington lost the use of his left leg and was consigned to a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

In his later years the WWE legend began to suffer from different health issues, and spent the last few years of his life in a wheelchair after a progression of injuries.He suffered a series of heart issues, before having a stroke in November 2013.

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