Former NWA Champion Les Thornton Dies

We are deeply saddened to report that Les Thornton has passed away. No cause of death is known at this time and he is not having a funeral. Instead, he asks for donations to the Calgary Humane Society.

He was 84-years-old and passed away on February 1st. He was a former NWA and World Junior Heavyweight Champion

Slam! Wrestling first reported the sad news today on their Facebook page. They posted the following:

“It is with great sadness we share that Les Thornton peacefully took his leave on February 1, 2019 at 11:15 am, with his devoted wife, Terry at his side. In honour of Les’ wishes there will be no funeral service. Instead, those wishing to pay respects are invited to make a donation to the Calgary Humane Society.” 

Our thoughts are with Thonton’s family, friends, and loved ones during this difficult time.

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