One of the most memorable professional wrestlers from the 1980s, King Kong Bundy, has died at age 61.

The cause of death and other details were not disclosed.

Bundy, whose real name was Christopher Pallies, was born in Atlantic City.

Promoter and longtime friend David Herro says Bundy died on Monday. Herro posted on Facebook : “Today we lost a Legend and a man I consider family.”

The  6-foot-4, 458-pound wrestler made his World Wrestling Federation debut in 1981.

Bundy was best known for facing Hulk Hogan in 1986 in a steel cage match at WrestleMania 2, which Hogan won.

Bundy had guest appearances on the sitcom “Married…with Children.”


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