WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka lost his battle with stomach cancer yesterday. WWE released a statement last night.
WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka passes away
WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka has passed away.
Snuka is regarded by many as the pioneer of high-flying offense because of his Superfly Splash from the top turnbuckle. His dive off the top of the steel cage onto Don Muraco at Madison Square Garden as hundreds of flash bulbs went off will forever live as one of the most memorable moments in WWE history.
WWE extends its condolences to Snuka's family, friends and fans.
Snuka was embroiled in scandal recently as he was charged with the 1983 murder of his then-girlfriend Nancy Argentino. He was deemed unfit to stand trial, stemming from his medical health. Snuka was 73 years old.