Rest easy big man.
The professional wrestling world has lost yet another one of its members as it was announced that Don Leo Jonathan passed away today at the age of 87-years old. Leo Jonathan, real name Donald Heaton was a second generation wrestler. Jonathan was well traveled and worked all over the world but was a staple on the wrestling scene in Canada where he had been living since the early 60's.
Don Leo Jonathan won a number of championships on the Canadian wrestling scene such as the IWA World Heavyweight Championship, held the NWA Canadian Open Tag Team Titles, won a number of championships in 'NWA All Star Wrestling' and was also a holder of the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship and a Stampede Wrestling Hall Of Famer. Leo Jonathan stood 6'6 tall and wowed many of fans who had the opportunity to see him perform in his prime. He was in the business for nearly thirty years and retired from the squared circle in 1980 after getting into the business in the 50's. In 2006, Don Leo Jonathan was honored for all of his contributions to the sport and was inducted into the professional wrestling Hall Of Fame.
Today, the Pro Wrestling Hall Of Famer passed away and with the news of his passing came raining in the praises of his in-ring work and presence from those who had the opportunity to see him do what he did best.