Openly gay wrestler dies of apparent suicide

Posted on 05 Apr 2010 at 12:11pm

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Former pro wrestler Chris Kanyon, the stage name for Chris Klucsaritis, dies at age 40 of an overdose of pills, apparently a suicide.  Kanyon once tried to gain traction as the first openly gay wrestler — first using it as a gimmick, then admitting he was gay — but he never attracted the publicity it was aimed at.

You can read the full story here, as reported in the (straight) sports press.

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