‘The Natural’ Butch Reed Passes Away At Age 66
Butch Reed has passed away at age 66 due to heart complications.
The following statement was posted on Reed’s official Instagram account:
To everyone who reached out god bless you. Today we lost a great man. Due to heart complications Bruce ‘Butch’ Reed passed away. Butch is in heaven now with the wrestling god’s. I am sure he is already booked for a Heavyweight Championship match. Once again thank you for all the prayers. We will keep this page going in his memory. For funeral arrangements send me a dm for information if you would like to attend. God bless everyone and god bless in heaven “Hacksaw Butch Reed”
Reed had been having health issues related to the two massive heart attacks he suffered earlier this year. Reed was well-known for his run with Ron Simmons as “Doom” in WCW where they won the promotion’s Tag Team Championship in 1989. He also had a run in WWF in the early 1980s as “The Natural” Butch Reed and also went by “Hacksaw” Butch Reed in Mid-South Wrestling, where he enjoyed fierce rivalries with Junkyard Dog and “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan.
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