Former Memphis wrestling star and promoter Eddie Marlin has passed away the morning of August 15. He was 89.
The former promoter, who is also the grandfather of Jeff Jarrett, passed away at around 5 a.m. according to Memphis wrestling personality Randy Hales, who was also helping take care of Marlin. Prior to the announcement, Jerry Jarrett, Marlin's son-in-law, had given an update saying that Marlin's organs had failed and that a doctor had expressed his surprise at Marlin being able to survive so long in the state that he was in.
I’m said to say Eddie Marlin passed away at 5am this morning.— Randy Hales (@Rbhales) August 15, 2019
I waited to all the family were told until I made this post.
I will do a FB Live Tonight 8:30 Central.
Eddie is being moved to hospice.— Jerry W. Jarrett (@JerryWJarrett) August 13, 2019
This is the complete text. Our family thanks you for your prayers. “Doctor Montgomery just came in. He told Eddie that all his organs had failed and it was a miracle he survived and he must be toughest man in the world and things are going in right direction now. “— Jerry W. Jarrett (@JerryWJarrett) August 8, 2019
I just got the following text from Randy Hales who was with Eddie when the doctor came in. “Doctor told him he had lung failure, kidney failure and heart failure and he made it through it. “ Now that is what tough is all about.— Jerry W. Jarrett (@JerryWJarrett) August 8, 2019
During his time as a wrestler, Marlin teamed with Tommy Gilbert to capture a pair of NWA titles -- the NWA Southern and NWA Mid-America Tag Team titles as well as the NWA World Six-Man Tag Team Championship with Gilbert and Ricky Gibson. Throughout the 1980s, Marlin also served as General Manager of the Continental Wrestling Association.