How Chris Champion Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

Chris Champion reached the not so modest age of 57 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous wrestler.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Professional wrestler who has also wrestled under ring names like Yoshi Kwan, Dennis Smith and The Karate Kid. He is best for his time in World Championship Wrestling, where he famously competed against wrestlers like Cactus Jack.

He began wrestling as Dennis Smith in 1984 and changed his ring name to Chris Champion after joining Florida Championship Wrestling in 1986.

He has won tag team titles in promotions like Championship Wrestling Association, Florida Championship Wrestling and Southern Wrestling Federation.

He was born Christopher Ashford-Smith. His brother is fellow professional wrestler Mark Starr.

He famously lost to Mick Foley at WCW’s 1993 Fall Brawl.

How did Chris Champion die?

Chris Champion's death was caused by Stroke.

Champion died on August 22, 2018, at the age of 57. According to and fellow friend Wolfie D, it is rumored that Champion’s death was caused by another stroke. A YouTube user claiming to be Champion’s daughter verified this, saying he suffered multiple strokes during his final days.
Information about the death of Chris Champion
Cause of deathStroke
Age of death57 years
BirthdayFebruary 17, 1961
Death dateAugust 22, 2018
Place of deathNashville, Tennessee, United States
Place of burialN/A