Legendary martial artist and stuntman Gene LeBell dies at 89

The godfather of grappling, Gene LeBell, known for his incredible martial arts skills, has died at the age of eighty-nine.

LeBell was a legendary stuntman, martial artist and wrestler, and the news hit other sports stars pretty hard.

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Many shared their idol on social media showing just how influential LeBell was.

Pro wrestler Triple H shared a heartfelt message about LeBella on Twitter, praising him for his incredible life.

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“Gene LeBell has remained a preeminent figure in the history and expansion of mixed martial arts and sports entertainment,” he said. wrote. “A teacher to many great athletes, his influence is felt throughout the WWE to this day.”

LeBell first rose to fame after winning both heavyweight tournaments. as well as National Amateur Athletic Union Judo Championship back in 1954 and then again a year later.

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LeBell is best known for his wrestling style, which he introduced to professional wrestling and MMA during his in-ring career.

And if that wasn’t impressive enough, he even fought in First ever televised MMA match in America in 1963, where “judo defeated boxing”.

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He spectacularly defeated Milo Savage, who at the time of the fight was considered the best boxer in the light heavyweight division.

After that, he went on to train such Hollywood icons as Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee, who are famous for their fighting style.

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Apart from his unrivaled track record, he has also starred in hundreds of films over the years.

Unfortunately, his time in the ring has come to an end, but his legacy will no doubt live on.

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He reportedly died on Tuesday.

Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.

Rest in peace, Gene LeBell.

We have already passed more than half of 2022 and, unfortunately, this year alone we have lost a lot of memorable celebrities.

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Be it musicians, actors or artists, there have been many notable losses of people who have touched our lives in one way or another. And we would like to take some time to remember them for their talents…

Who better to start a tribute to our most beloved celebrities than James Caan.

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Caan most prominently played the role of Santino “Sonny” Corleone in the hit film. Godfather, earning him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor. He also appeared in adversity as well as Elf which only proves what a great range he had. He passed away on July 6 at the age of eighty-two.

Tony Sirico…

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Sharing Kaan’s love of gangster roles, Siriko, who began his career on the big screen in 1974, appeared in Good guys like Tony Stacks. He also famously played the character Paulie Walnuts in Soprano. He died on July 8 at the age of seventy-nine.

Ray Liotta…

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Unfortunately, we have lost another star from Good guys This year, Liotta played mobster Henry Hill, and most recently appeared in shades of blue, with Jennifer Lopez. He died on May 26 at the age of sixty-seven.

Mary Mara…

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Mara was a television and theater actress. Police believe she drowned while swimming in the St. Lawrence River. She was sixty-one.

Margaret Keene…

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Keene was a well-known artist who won recognition for her work only twenty years later. after her husband became notorious for passing off her work as his own. Eventually they recognized him. She continued to paint until her death at the age of ninety-four.

Naomi Judd…

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Judd was a famous country singer who, along with her daughter, performed in the band Judds, together the couple won 5 Grammy awards and even got into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She died on April 30 at the age of seventy-six.

Robert Morse…

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Morse began his career on Broadway as early as 1955, which launched his career in show business, later in his career he began acting on television and received many awards for his performances. His most notable television performance was as Bertram Cooper in Madmen. He died on April 20 at the age of 90.

Gilbert Gottfried…

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We all know Gottfried as an incredible comedian with an iconic shrill voice. He appeared conspicuously on Saturday night lifeand also played the parrot Iago in the Disney Aladdin. Unfortunately, he died on April 12 at the age of sixty-seven.

Estelle Harris…

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Harris was best known for her role as Estelle Costanza on the sitcom. Seinfeld. She also took over the voice of Mrs. Potato Head in the animated film. toy story. She died on April 3 at the age of ninety-three.

Tom Parker…

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Parker was a singer from the popular British boy band The Wanted. Unfortunately, in 2020, he was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. He died on March 30 at the age of only thirty-three.

Taylor Hawkins…

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Hawkins was known as the drummer for the Foo Fighters and played with the group for twenty-five years, gaining a large following during that time. He died on March 25 at the age of fifty.

Scott Hall…

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Hall, known as Razor Ramon, was a professional wrestler who founded the New World Order with Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash. He died on March 14 shortly after having a hip replacement, suffering several heart attacks before passing away. He was sixty three years old.

William Hurt…

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Hurt has worked in television, theater and film during his illustrious career in Hollywood. He was nominated for 4 Oscars and won the Best Actor Oscar in 1985. He died on March 13 at the age of seventy-one.

Emilio Delgado…

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Mexican-American actor worked on a children’s TV show sesame street for over forty years and huge part of our growing up life. He has also appeared on other TV shows such as Law and order. He died on March 10 at the age of eighty-one.

Sally Kellerman…

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Kellerman has been in the spotlight for over 5 decades, starring in TV shows before playing notable roles such as Margaret Houlihan in MASHand recently Marc Maron’s mother Maroon. She died on February 24 at the age of eighty-four.

Ivan Reitman…

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Reitman was an incredible director who worked on films such as Ghostbustersas well as Twins. He died at home in California on February 12 at the age of seventy-five.

Betty Davis…

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Davis needs no introduction, the funk singer was well known for her incredible vocals. After less than ten years in the industry, she decided to leave. But she is still known for her cult hits. She died on February 9 at the age of seventy-seven.

Manfred Thierry Mugler…

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Mugler was a famous French fashion designer who worked with some of the greats during his career. He was primarily responsible for designing Kim Kardashian’s wet gown for the Met Gala in 2019. He died on January 23 at the age of seventy-three.

Marvin Lee Adey (Meatloaf)…

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Meat Loaf has sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Not only did the rock music icon have incredible wordplay, but his theatrical performances were next level. He died on January 20 at the age of seventy-four.

Louis Anderson…

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Anderson had a long career as a stand-up comedian, and also worked briefly in television, winning an Emmy Award for his role on the series. Baskets. Unfortunately, he died of cancer on January 21 at the age of sixty-eight.

Gaspard Ulliel…

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The French actor was best known for playing the young Hannibal in Hannibal Rising and was supposed to appear in the Marvel series, moon knight. Unfortunately, however, he died in a skiing accident on January 19 at the age of thirty-seven.

Bob Saget…

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Saget was best known for his role as Danny Tanner on the hit TV show. Full house, and has appeared in a number of TV shows and films over the years. Although fans know him best as a stand-up comedian. He died on January 9 at the age of sixty-five.

Michael Lang…

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Lang was one of the founders of the Woodstock Music and Arts Festival, which began in 1969. extremely A historic event for the music industry. He died on January 8 at the age of seventy-seven.

Sidney Poitier…

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Poitier became the first black actor to win an Academy Award for his role in lilies of the field, in which he received the award for Best Actor. He also received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Poitier died on January 6 at the age of ninety-four.

Lenny von Dolen…

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The actor played the character of Harold Smith in the original. Twin Peaks, he also starred in the film Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. He died on July 5 at the age of sixty-three.

Joe Turkel…

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Turkel was best known for his roles in Shine as well as Blade Runner, and has starred in more than 100 films and TV shows throughout his career! He died on June 27 at the age of 94.

Lil Kid…

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Kid was a rapper and had just started his career when he suddenly suffered from liver and kidney failure, which led to his tragic death. He died on March 13 at the age of twenty-four.

Bruce McVitty…

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The theater veteran has also dabbled in television and is known for his performances in Soprano as well as Law and order. He died on May 7 at the age of sixty-five.

Mike Hagerty…

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Hagerty was best known for playing the janitor Mr Trieger in Friendsbut more recently appeared in sitcoms; The George Carlin Show as well as Lucky Louis. He died on May 5 at the age of sixty-seven.

Joanna Barnes…

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Barnes was an actress and writer best known for her roles in popular films. Parent trap as well as aunt mom. She died on April 29 at the age of eighty-seven.

Jossara Jinaro …

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Jinaro has appeared in a number of TV shows such as Ambulance, Young and restlessas well as Judge Amy. She died after a battle with cancer on April 27 at the age of forty-eight.

Liz Sheridan…

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Sheridan was a veteran actress who played Jerry’s bossy mom on the show. Seinfeld. She has also appeared in several theater and television productions during her career. She died April 15 from natural causes. Sheridan was ninety-three years old.

Ray Allen…

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Allen was best known for her roles in Soprano as well as Their own league. She died on April 6 at the age of ninety-five.

Chesley Christ…

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Krist was Miss USA back in 2019 and has worked with Additional. She died on January 30 at the age of thirty after allegedly jumping from a building in New York.

Moses J. Moseley…

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Moseley worked on a popular TV show Walking Dead as one of Michonne’s zombie guards. He died on January 26 at the age of thirty-one.

Olivia Newton-John…

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