PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, a former professional wrestler who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died. He was 73.
A lawyer representing Snuka said family members told him that Snuka died Sunday afternoon at his son-in-law’s home near Pompano Beach, Florida.READ MORE: Hero Police Dog Saves Fresno Officer's Life Despite Being Stabbed 6 Times
A Lehigh County judge on Jan. 3 dismissed the murder case against the retired WWE star in the death of Nancy Argentino, whose body was found in their Whitehall Township hotel room. Prosecutors allege she was beaten. Snuka maintained she died from a fall.READ MORE: Brother Joins Public Outcry Calling For Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli To Step Down
Snuka, a native of Fiji, previously lived in New Jersey. He was known on the wrestling circuit for diving from the ropes. He rose to fame in the early to mid-1980s and was credited with introducing the high-flying style of wrestling to the World Wrestling Federation.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996.MORE NEWS: Lafayette to Consider Making Stop Sign Bird Houses Public Art Over Objections
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