It was noted earlier today on Facebook that former WWF star and wrestling icon Tracy Smothers had passed away at the age of 58.
In an update, it was revealed that Smothers was struggling with lymphoma back in November 2019 and began his second battle with cancer. This led to a heavy round of chemotherapy that left the star with lasting heart damage before he recently underwent an operation for a hernia.
It was revealed that the former star passed away at 4:24 am this morning following a battle with cancer.
Many WWE stars and the company itself have paid tribute to Smothers on social media over the past few hours.
WWE released the following statement:
“WWE is saddened to learn that Tracy Smothers passed away today at the age of 58”
A native of Springfield, Tennessee, Smothers teamed with Steve Armstrong, as his career began in Florida Championship Wrestling. The duo competed in WCW as The Southern Boys and The Young Pistols and were engaged in a long rivalry with The Fabulous Freebirds tandem of Michael Hayes & Jimmy Garvin.
After another stint on the independent wrestling circuit, Smothers began wrestling in WWE as Freddie Joe Floyd. Smothers shared the ring with icons such as Triple H and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin during his time with WWE. Later, the wrestling veteran had a memorable run with ECW.
WWE extends its condolences to Smothers’ family and friends.”