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Former WCW Owner, Media Mogul Ted Turner Diagnosed With Lewy Body Dementia

September 28, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Ted Turner

– Ted Turner, the former owner of WCW and one of the key players in the Monday Night War, has been diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia. Deadline reports that Turner revealed the news in an interview with Ted Koppel for CBS Sunday Morning, which will air on Sunday morning.

Turner told Koppel, “It’s a mild case of what people have as Alzheimer’s. It’s similar to that. But not nearly as bad. Alzheimer’s is fatal. Thank goodness I don’t have that.” He paused at one point in the interview and said, “Dementia. I can’t remember what my disease is.”

Turner is known to most as the founder of CNN, TNT and TBS among other media ventures, though to wrestling fans he is known as the man who bought Jim Crockett Promotions and turned it into World Championship Wrestling. The company grew in prominence to rival WWE and pulled into the lead in the Monday Night Wars for an extended period of time.

Asked about his symptoms, Turner described them as “Tired. Exhausted. That’s the main symptoms, and forgetfulness.”

On behalf of 411, our best wishes to Turner and his family.

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