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Wayne VanDyke aka Richard Delicious Passes Away

May 13, 2017 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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PWInsider reports that Florida independent wrestling talent Wayne VanDyke has past away. VanDyke performed as Richard Delicious, and he was only 29 years of age.

VanDyke reportedly collapsed after a match for the Ronin promotion in Florida on April 29, and he was then rushed to a hospital after suffering a heart attack. The report states he then suffered another two heart attacks while he was en route to the hospital. He was then put into a medically induced coma on the same day.

VanDyke was active for a number of wrestling promotions in the Florida area. He also worked behind the scenes for a number of WWN promotions. WWN has also announced that any money raised beyond the expenses for their upcoming shows would be donated towards VanDyke’s medical bills.

On behalf of 411, we send our thoughts and deepest condolences to VanDyke’s friends, family members, and fans.