Ringside News is sad to learn about the passing of Stevie Lee. He was known as “Puppet The Psycho Dwarf” in TNA, and he also worked many indie shows under that moniker.
A GoFundMe has been opened for Lee and it is said that he passed suddenly on Wednesday while at home. Stevie Lee didn’t just appear for TNA. He also had roles in Jackass 3D, Oz The Great And Powerful, American Horror Story, and March In Windy City. He was also featured in Half Pint Brawlers which aired on SpikeTV and was Executive Produced by Eric Bischoff.
The description for his GoFundMe reads as follows:
Steve “Puppet The Psycho Dwarf” Lee Richardson unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at his home in the morning. He was beloved by many and has many friends that were family, fans that adored him, but only his brother Jim left to take care of final arrangements. Puppet has put smiles across the world with his hardcore attitude and lifestyle. He is a legend in the art of Midget Wrestling. He needs our help to give him one last curtain call. Please donate what you can, share his memories with everyone, and share this fundraiser to give the Psycho Dwarf the best resting place possible. All proceeds will be given to Jim Richardson to handle the services/burial costs. Thank you all so much and Puppet, we love you brother!
His final match was on December 30th, 2017 according to Cagematch. He defeated Little Kato at BCW A “Sunny” New Year event in Berwyn, Illinois. WWE Hall Of Famer Sunny was the special referee in that match.
Impact Wrestling released a statement after learning of his passing.
It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Stevie Lee, better known as “Puppet The Psycho Dwarf” in the early days of TNA. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family.
Our thoughts go out to Stevie Lee’s family, friends, and anyone who was entertained by his one-of-a-kind personality.
This is a very hard day for TNA as longtime narrator Barry Scott passed away today.