We are very sad to learn about the passing of ‘Beautiful’ Bobby Eaton. He was 62-years-old.

Known for his work as 1/2 of the Midnight Express, Eaton saw the world from a pro wrestling ring. He entertained millions and had some history-making rivalries while pulling in big money for years.

Eaton’s sister, Deborah Eaton, confirmed his passing on Facebook with a short write-up about her late brother.

“I never wanted to have to post this, but my Little Brother Beautiful Bobby Eaton passed away last night. When I find out all the details I will post them. Bobby was the kindest, loving person you would ever meet. I loved him so much and am going to miss him, please say a prayer for my [niece] Taryn. She found him. And she just lost her Mom a little over a Month ago.”


Bodyslam.net reported back on July 25 that Eaton was hospitalized after suffering a fall. His exact cause of death is not known at this time.

Eaton’s pro wrestling career started in 1976 for NWA Mid-America and he later found himself in the Memphis territory in the 1980s. He joined Lover Boy Dennis Condrey and Jim Cornett to form the Midnight Express in 1983 and the rest is history.

Our thoughts are with Bobby Eaton’s family, friends, and fans during his very sad time. RIP.

H Jenkins

I love pro wrestling and hate BS. These two things drive me. Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News. Worked in finance before realizing pro wrestling journalism made much less sense. Pro beachballs at pro wrestling shows, pro dives if someone catches, anti bullies, olives, and pineapples on pizza.

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