Texas Wrestling Legend ‘Killer’ Tim Brooks Passes Away
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Texas wrestling legend Tim Brooks, better known as “Killer” Tim Brooks, throughout his career, has died at the age of 72.
According to reports, Brooks passed away due to complication from his long battle with cancer. The wrestling legend had been in hospice for some time, but unfortunately lost his battle today. His son, Clayton, released a statement on the death:
It is with a heavy heart that we the Brooks family announce that our father, loving husband, brother and friend has made his depart from this earth to the heavens. From the Brooks family we want to say thank you for all the prayers, love and support through these terrible times. Dad was the toughest man I have ever met he fought cancer like I have seen no other. With all the accomplishments he has made through his 73 years on this earth from being a army veteran of the Vietnam war to holding just about every championship belt through professional wrestling and a hall-of-famer. Most of all he was a God-fearing man a wonderful husband to his wife of 13 years Julie, the best father and grandfather to us kids. He will be missed dearly by so many. We will keep everybody updated on arrangements as they’re made thanks again for the love and support.
Brooks was a longtime wrestling, working throughout Texas before traveling across the world in various shows. Earlier this year, Brooks was inducted into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame, where he’ll forever be honored.
So sorry to hear of the passing of the legendary Killer Tim Brooks, a true icon of the sport of professional wrestling. I remember him wrestling for the Sheik's Big Time Wrestling. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and fans! pic.twitter.com/wR3KgI9HQg
— Bobby Fulton (@TheBobbyFulton) June 30, 2020