BEFORE his untimely death, Bobby Eaton was known for his work on tag teams as a professional wrestler.
Eaton began wrestling at just 13 years old.Robert Lee Eaton was born in Huntsville, Alabama on August 14, 1958[/caption]
Who was Bobby Eaton?
Robert Lee Eaton was born in Huntsville, Alabama on August 14, 1958.
He began wrestling at age 13 and later trained under Tojo Yamamoto to go professional.
The former grappler was famed for his time as one half of The Midnight Express tag-team under Jim Cornette.
The duo won countless titles across the globe and became two of the biggest stars in the wrestling business.
Under the guidance of Cornette, Eaton originally teamed with Dennis Condrey and then later Stan Lane as The Midnight Express.
He also tagged with some other legendary names such as Arn Anderson, Koko B. Ware, Steve Keirn, and William Regal.
Eaton married Donna Dundee and the couple had three children together: Dustin, Dylan, and Taryn.
His son Dylan is also a professional wrestler.
Eaton’s wife Donna Dundee sadly died on June 26, 2021, at the age of 62.
When did Bobby Eaton die?
Bobby Eaton passed away on August 5, 2021 also at the age of 62.
It was Eaton’s sister, Debbie Eaton Lewis, that confirmed his death on Facebook- although the cause of his passing has yet to be revealed.
Alongside a snap of them together, she wrote: “I never wanted to have to post this, but my Little Brother Beautiful Bobby Eaton passed away last night. When I find out all the details I will post them.”
She added: “Bobby was the kindest, loving person you would ever meet. I loved him so much and going to miss him.
“Please say a prayer for my Niece Taryn she found him. And she just lost her Mom a little over a month ago.”
What was Bobby Eaton’s cause of death?
Eaton was hospitalized last month after suffering a fall.
The Hall of Famer reportedly broke several fingers and damaged his hip during the incident.
His direct cause of death is still unknown.
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AEW wrestler Frankie Kazarian tweeted: “RIP Bobby Eaton. A friend, and an absolute master of the craft of professional wrestling. A man whom I hope will get the recognition that he undeniably deserves.
“It was my pleasure to know, watch and learn from you. Our industry is a better place because of you. Godspeed sir.”
Fellow AEW star Joey Janela tweeted: “RIP to one half of the midnight express and one of to he greatest workers of all time ‘Beautiful’ Bobby Eaton, condolences to his friends and family.”