Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 20 September 2020

Stevie Lee: 'Jackass' star and wrestler 'unexpectedly' dies aged 54

The actor and TV host also appeared in the show 'American Horror Story'

Stevie Lee, pictured in 2013, died at the age of 54. AFP
Stevie Lee, pictured in 2013, died at the age of 54. AFP

TV star and wrestler Stevie Lee died unexpectedly at the age of 54, his family has confirmed.

The American professional wrestling veteran, who also went by the stage name Puppet, died on Wednesday, September 9, at his home.

Lee, an actor and TV host, appeared in numerous shows, including Jackass, American Horror Story and Oz: The Great and Powerful.

In a GoFundMe account set up to help cover his funeral costs, Lee's family said he was "beloved by many".

"Puppet has put smiles across the world with his hardcore attitude and lifestyle," the page said.

Lee's death was mourned by fans and his wrestling peers, with Impact Wrestling sharing its sadness in a Twitter post.

"We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family," it said.

Former pro wrestler Frankie Kazarian also posted on social media. “RIP Stevie Lee. I’ll never forget the crazy tour of the UK we shared and the fun we all had. Godspeed my friend," he said.

Lee, who started wrestling in the early 2000s, rose to fame in the reality show Half Pint Brawlers, which followed him running his own wrestling company.

Updated: September 13, 2020 04:19 PM

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