Promoter and longtime friend David Herro says Bundy died on Monday. Herro posted on Facebook : "Today we lost a Legend and a man I consider family." The cause of death and other details were not disclosed.
Bundy, whose real name was Christopher Pallies, was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The 6'4", 458-pound wrestler made his World Wrestling Federation debut in 1981.
He was best known for facing Hulk Hogan in 1986 in a steel cage match at WrestleMania 2, which Hogan won.
Bundy had guest appearances on the sitcom "Married...with Children."
WWE is saddened to learn that King Kong Bundy has passed away.https://t.co/SNrSunQYeQ— WWE (@WWE) March 5, 2019
He was planning to appear next month at WrestleCon in New York City.
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