WWE wrestler Chris Benoit was found dead on Monday 25th June by Fayette County sheriffs. Benoit was scheduled to appear at the WWE Vengance PPV on Sunday but he was unable to attend due to a "family emergency." h.e bodies of Chris, his wife Nancy and their 7-year-old-son Daniel were discovered at Benoit’s new home in Fayetteville reports WWE.com
The deaths were the result of a double murder-suicide. TMZ reports that Benoit may have strangled his wife on Saturday, then smothered his son in his bed a day later.
According to sources, Benoit then hanged himself on Monday in a weight room inside the family home.
Chris Benoit, 40, was famous for working as a wrestler all over the world and for being a part of ECW, WCW & WWE. Chris has won many titles including the World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania XX. His wife had also worked in the wrestling industry; known to most fans as 'Woman' while working in WCW & ECW.
The deaths of the Benoit family shocked the wrestling world as just over a week ago [June 15], WWE Hall Of Famer 'Sensational 'Sherri Martel died.
It is unkown what the WWE will do regarding the fictional storyline that Vince McMahon 'died' in an explosion. Image: WWE