RIP Scott Hall aka Razor Ramon

Scott Oliver Hall, an American professional wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer Scott Hall has passed away at the age of 63. He was known for his work within the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) as Razor Ramon and with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) under his real name. Hall suffered a broken hip in a fall earlier this month. He underwent surgery for the broken hip, but a blood clot was dislodged and that led to Hall suffering three heart attacks this past weekend. Hall‚Äôs longtime friend, WWE Hall of Famer Kevin Nash, posted a touching tribute and announced that he was placed on life support late last night, but he was then removed at around 12 noon ET this afternoon.

Hall began his career in 1984, before rising to prominence after signing with the WWF in May 1992, assuming the name Razor Ramon. While within the company, he won the WWF Intercontinental Championship four times. He departed the company in May 1996, and subsequently defected to WCW, where he became a founding member of the New World Order (nWo) faction, along with Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash. In the company, he became a two-time WCW United States Heavyweight Champion, a one-time WCW World Television Champion, and a nine-time WCW World Tag Team Champion. He left WCW in February 2000, and returned to the WWF (later renamed WWE) for a short stint in 2002.

He spent the rest of his career wrestling for various promotions, such as Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he held the TNA World Tag Team Championship once, with Kevin Nash and Eric Young. Although he never won a world championship in a major promotion, Hall was nonetheless a two-time world champion, as he held the WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship and the USWA Unified World Heavyweight Championship. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a singles competitor in 2014, and again as a member of the nWo in 2020.

Hall married Dana Lee Burgio in 1990. They divorced in 1998 due to Hall’s drug use. They remarried in 1999 and divorced again in 2001. He had a son (Cody Taylor, born 1991) and a daughter (Cassidy Lee, born March 27, 1995). Hall married his second wife Jessica Hart, in 2006. The marriage lasted for only a year when they divorced in 2007. In 1983, Hall was charged with second-degree murder after shooting a man with his own gun (after wrestling it away from him) in an altercation outside of a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. According to Hall, this was done in self-defense. The charges were dropped due to lack of evidence. In a 2011 interview for ESPN, Hall said he is unable to forget the incident.

In March 2022, Hall was hospitalized after falling and breaking his hip. After Hall underwent hip surgery, a blood clot was dislodged, resulting in him suffering three heart attacks on March 12, after which he was put on life support in Wellstar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. He was taken off life support on March 14 and WWE announced his death later that day.

RIP William Hurt

Multiple award winning actor William Hurt has passed away on Sunday, March 13th. He was 71. The demise of William was confirmed by his son Will. William`s debut film role was in 1980, playing a scientist in the science fiction thriller Altered States, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination for New Star of the Year.

In 1981 he played a leading role in the¬†neo-noir¬†Body Heat, with¬†Kathleen Turner. Hurt garnered three consecutive nominations for the¬†Academy Award for Best Actor, for¬†Kiss of the Spider Woman¬†(1985),¬†Children of a Lesser God¬†(1986), and¬†Broadcast News (1987), winning for the first of these. Hurt remained an active stage actor throughout the 1980s, appearing in¬†off-Broadway¬†productions including¬†Henry V,¬†Fifth of July,¬†Richard II¬†and¬†A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Hurt received his first¬†Tony Award¬†nomination in 1985 for the Broadway production of¬†Hurlyburly.

Often cast as an intellectual, Hurt starred in films such as¬†Lost in Space, but was also effective in other kinds of roles, as in¬†I Love You to Death. After playing character roles in the following decade, Hurt earned his fourth Academy Award nomination for his supporting performance in¬†David Cronenberg’s crime thriller¬†A History of Violence¬†(2005). His later career films roles include turns in¬†A.I. Artificial Intelligence¬†(2001),¬†The Village¬†(2004),¬†Syriana¬†(2005),¬†The Good Shepherd¬†(2006),¬†Mr. Brooks¬†(2007),¬†Into the Wild¬†(2007),¬†Robin Hood¬†(2010), and the¬†Marvel Cinematic Universe films, with his portrayal of the no-nonesense General Thaddeus Ross in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. He later reprised the role in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, and Black Widow. William is survived by four children. His memorial details have not been revealed yet.

Hurt was married to¬†Mary Beth Hurt from 1971 to 1982. while he was still married, Hurt and Sandra Jennings began a relationship in¬†Saratoga Springs, New York. Jennings became pregnant in the spring of 1982, which led to Hurt’s divorce from Mary Beth Hurt, after which Hurt and Jennings relocated to¬†South Carolina, a state that recognized¬†common-law marriages. Hurt dated¬†Marlee Matlin for one year, and they cohabited for two years.