How Rick Rude Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

Rick Rude reached the not so modest age of 40 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous wrestler.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Known as Ravishing Rick Rude, he was a three-time WCW International World Heavyweight Champion.

He attended Robbinsdale High School in Minnesota, where he was one of eight classmates who would become a well-known professional wrestler.

In November 1985, he won the WCWA World Heavyweight Championship, and, in September 1993, he won the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.

How did Rick Rude die?

Rick Rude's death was caused by Drug Overdose.

Rude was found unconscious by his wife and died on the morning of April 20, 1999, at the age of 40 when he suffered from heart failure. An autopsy report showed he died from an overdose of “mixed medications”. At the time of his death, Rude was in training for a return to the ring.

Information about the death of Rick Rude
Cause of deathDrug Overdose
Age of death40 years
BirthdayDecember 7, 1958
Death dateApril 20, 1999
Place of deathAlpharetta, Georgia, United States
Place of burialGreen Lawn Cemetery & Mausoleum, Roswell, Georgia, United States