Emile Dupree Passes Away At The Age Of 86

Emile Dupree has passed away as confirmed by Rene Dupree's podcast co-host James.

Emile Dupree, sadly passed away at age 86. He was a successful wrestling promoter of Grand Prix Wrestling in Canada, promoting in the Maritimes area until WWE's global expansion in the 80s.

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He was also the father of former WWE World Tag Team Champion, Rene Dupree.

The Instagram account for Rene's podcast confirmed his passing:

With a heavy heart, I have to share the news that Rene's father, Emile Dupree, has sadly passed away today at the age of 86.

Emile (Born Emile Goguen,20th October 1936 in his beloved town of Shediac, New Brunswick) began wrestling back in the 1950s & wrestled many fellow wrestling legends such as Dusty Rhodes, Killer Kowalski, Arnold Skaaland, Pat Patterson, "Classy" Freddy Blassie,Rocky Johnson, Leo Burke, The Cuban Assassin & Many others, as well as running his own territory "Gran Prix Wrestling" which saw the likes of Andre the Giant,Ric Flair, Randy Savage, Harley Race, Edge & Christian wrestle there.

Before retiring & watching his son René carry on his legacy by becoming a Multiple-time Champion in WWE & Japan.

He'll be remembered as one of the great wrestlers & promoters from the territory days & also a beloved Husband, Father & Grandfather.

Fightful sends its condolences to the Dupree/Goguen family.

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