We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Alexis Smirnoff. He passed away this afternoon at the age of 71.

He had suffered from complications from diabetes for years prior to his passing including a leg amputation and he passed away in hospice care due to kidney problems.

PW Insider confirmed this news today through Canadian pro wrestling historian Pat LePrade.

Smirnoff worked extensively in the United States as an anti-American heel. He worked many territories in the 1970’s and worked for the NWA, AWA, as well as WWE during West-Coast based events.

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

Disqus Comments Loading...