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WWE Hall of Famer Verne Gagne suspect in death investigation
Reported by: Colin Vassallo, on Feb 19, 2009 - 6:29:11 PM

- 82 year old WWE Hall of Famer Verne Gagne is currently a suspect in a death investigation according to the Fox News affiliate in Minnesota.

Gagne, the former owner and promoter of the AWA, is believed to have contributed to the January death of his room mate in the the Bloomington living facility, Friendship Village. His room mate, Helmut R. Gutmann, was 97 years old and both of them suffer from Alzheimer's-related dementia.

The two got into a fight in late January and Gutmann suffered a broken leg and a head injury. Although he was released from hospital, Gutmann was hospitalized again due to complications and died four days ago.

The official cause of death has not been determined yet but Bloomington Police are investigating the death as suspicious after being contacted by an elderly rights group.

Gagne was dismissed from the living facility after the altercation. Gutmann was a former cancer research scientist at the University of Minnesota, who escaped Nazi Germany.

You can see MyFox9's report below.


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