I just read that Killer Karl Kox passed away this morning. Karl, born Herb Gerwig, suffered a heart attack on October 22 and a stroke a few days later. He had been in failing health for some time.
A former Marine, Karl served in the Korean War before becoming a professional wrestler. He headlined all over the U.S. and also in Japan and Australia. One of the toughest ever, he was a hated heel for most of his career, but my fondest memories are of his last run in Mid-South and his feud with the Grappler.
My condolences and my prayers go out to Herb's family and friends. R.I.P., Killer Karl Kox. Thanks for all the memories. You will be greatly missed.