[posted 7/14/10 to http://wrestlingbabylon.wordpress.com]
British wrestling journalist Mike Aldren reports that wrestler Chris Hamrick, 43, who worked for the original Philadelphia-based ECW, attempted suicide on Tuesday. From Aldren’s Wrestling Globe Newsletter:
He had posted some strange messages on his Facebook page including, “BIG announcement tonight. Stay tuned. Its to die for!” followed later by “Hey world I just took 25 sleeping pills. Goodnight !” He had also sent out what were described as unusual text messages to friends. Last night authorities visited Hamrick’s residence in Rutherfordton, NC, to check on his welfare. He’s said to be getting the help he needs now with the support of his family.
I’m not familiar with Hamrick. According to his Wikipedia bio, he was once used by World Wrestling Entertainment in a skit on Raw.