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Bad News Brown Dead at 63

The world of wrestling has suffered yet another death, as at 5:30am on Tuesday morning Bad News Allen (Allen Coage), passed away at the age of 63 of a heart attack. Coage died in Calgary. He was a fixture on WWF TV back in the late 80's and early 90's, with some memorable feuds with wrestlers like Roddy Piper (WrestleMania 6), Jake Roberts, and Bret Hart. His biggest WWF win was winning the opening match at WrestleMania IV, a 20-man battle royale. The match ended with he and Bret Hart in the ring, and after shaking hands, he turned on Hart and ended up throwing him out for the win.

Allen began his wrestling career in Japan, and was a heel in Stu Hart's Stampede Wrestling. He was known for his Olympic bronze medal that he won in judo. Coage continues a sad stretch in which the world of wrestling has now lost three name wrestlers in the last two months - Bam Bam (Scott) Biglow, Mike Awesome, and now Brown. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

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