Former WWE wrestler ‘Chris Kanyon’, has been found dead in his New York apartment.
Kanyon, whose real name is Chris Klucsaritis, was one of the first openly gay pro wrestlers.
The WWE issued a statement on its website, saying, “World Wrestling Entertainment would like to express its deepest condolences to Christopher Klucsaritis’ family and friends on his tragic passing.”
Klucsaritis was under contract with WWE from March 2001 to February 2004, and won the United States Championship in July 2001.
The New York Daily News. reported he was found dead in his Sunnyside, Queens apartment with scores of pills near his body but an official cause of death has not yet been determined.