Pro wrestling legend “Beautiful” Bobby Eaton passed away at the age of 62 on Wednesday.
Debbie Eaton Lewis, the sister of Bobby, confirmed the news via Facebook. She did not reveal the cause of death. Eaton was hospitalized in late July after suffering a bad fall. He reportedly broke several fingers and damaged his hip during the fall. It’s unknown if his passing is related to the earlier accident. Eaton was best known for his work as one half of The Midnight Express. Under the management of Jim Cornette, he originally teamed with Dennis Condrey and, later on, with Stan Lane.
“I never wanted to have to post this, but my Little Brother Beautiful Bobby Eaton passed away last night,” she wrote. “When I find out all the details I will post them. Bobby was the kindest, loving person you would ever meet. I loved him so much and am going to miss him, please say a prayer for my [niece] Taryn. She found him. And she just lost her Mom a little over a month ago.”
“One of the greatest workers that the wrestling business ever seen. If you need Bobby to do a mid card singles run, he can do it. Team him with anyone, Bobby can get the team over. He couldn’t cut a promo if his life depended on it but he made up for that in the ring. One of the very nicest guys in the wrestling business.”