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SLAM! Readers remember Owen


 The death of Owen Hart has flooded the SLAM! Mailboxes.
 More of your thoughts and prayers can be emailed to slamwrestling@canoe.ca
 Condolences may be sent to: owenhart@stampedewrestling.com



  I'm sorry to hear about Owen. I grew up watching him at the Pavillion every Friday night. Even running around to the back after the matches just to catch a glimpse. I went to the opening of the icecream shop hoping he would be there, but Bruce graciously informed me that Owen had been married the day before and couldn't make it. These are just a few of my "Wrestling memories", I hope they bring back a few for your family. Owen will always live in our thoughts. God Bless. Anita
  Dear Hart Family, My son and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to your family on the loss of your loved one, Owen Hart. He was so young and died such a tragic death. May God be with you in your time of sadness. Sincerely, Darlene & Shane Heidt
  Hi there my name is Christy and I use to be a werstling fan but not any more . I was on my way home listing to the radio and when they said that owen hart was dead I though that it was a crule joke and they shouldnt do things like that but i was not ready to hear that it was the truth.. My heart goes out to all of the heart family and i hope you know that this event has opened many peoples eyes to what wrestling really is right now and sadlly to say but maybe cause of his death they might change things around, and not worry about waht kind of ratings they get.. I my self will not watch wrestling till that happens. Owen was a mentor and will be missed by everyone......
  my name is colleen from regina saskatchewan.I am so sorry for what happened to owen hart,I loved him dearly.He was a great wrestler.My children loved him on wrestling.I really think that was very disrespectful of vince for carrying on the show after owens death.I wont be watching his show anymore,for that matter I wont even let my children watch I personally blame Vince for everything.My deepest sympathy to all the Harts.I Love You Owen.One of your greastest fan ever.Your the best I will never forget you.
  To all the hart family Bret, Keith Bruce and others, i offer my deepest sympatiies. i had the honor of meeting Stu at Walley Meakins uhlolstery on sixth ave several years ago ,also the boys a stampede wrestling i want to assure you that we all will see our beloved owen in the ressurection then we can once again eejoice.owen may be gone from our sight ,but will live on in our hearts. sincerely, shawn campbell
  I figured I had a better chance of the Hart family seeing this if I sent it to the Calgary Sun; On behalf of all wrestling fans in Toronto, I wanted to express my deepest sympathies for your loss. Owen will be deeply missed. Greg Warren Toronto
  My name is Tracy Arkell, and I am writing you because I just heard that Owen Hart died in a tragic accident this past weekend. And I would like to send my sincere condolences to his family and to let them know my prayers are with them during their grief. I have seen Bret and Owen wrestle and am a big fan of theirs. I would just like to let them know how sorry I am and to let them know if there is anything I can do to help please tell them they may reach me at the above email address. I would like to know where I may send a card or even some flowers..... I am sure I speak for all of us who are wrestling fans, Owen will be missed dearly. He was not only a great wrestler, but also a great person in general. He was the kind of person that alot of kids look up to and even some of us adults. Thank You Tracy Arkell
  A day hasn't gone by where a tear hasn't fallen from my eyes since I heard the news of Owen Hart's death. It's been hard to sleep and hard to smile. I loved Owen Hart. He was special. I have always been a fan of his, of his brother Bret and of the entire Hart family. This is hard for them and I wish them all the best in this trying time. I count myself as one of those lucky enough to meet Owen. It wasn't long but it was memorable. I was at a Yuks-Yuks club in Sudbury when Owen walked in after a match at the local arena. I introduced myself and told him what a fan I was of him. And then I shook his hand. He was in the role of a heel in the WWF at the time but he was extremely nice and was genuinely pleased to meet a fan. I had the opportunity to see him wrestle twice and always watched his matches on television. For fans that want to watch wrestling at it's best, I suggest renting either Wrestlemania X or the Summerslam of 1994 where Owen and Bret put on a wrestling clinic. Another major memory I had was when Owen beat Rocky Maivia to win his first Intercontinental Championship. Bret was on the ramp watching in a wheelchair and after Owen beat the Rock in a clean match, he raced up to his injured brother and handed him the belt. He was so proud to be Bret's little brother where many of us may have been resentful of being in such an imposing shadow. Not Owen. Owen used the Sharpshooter to emulate Bret. Owen never complained about his push (or lack of one) by the WWF. He just seemed happy to be out there and performing for the fans. He was loved by so many of his fellow wrestlers which was evident during the tribute to him on RAW. I hope one day that Owen's children will read this tribute to their father. He was such a special man that was loved by millions. He was a role model and a decent human being. His kids should be proud of their father because he was a great man. Thanks for everything, Owen! God bless you!
  it wasn't long ago this young boy became a man; following in his fathers footsteps no one could understand; Owens passion only grew inside and knew this was his life; his father raised him to be the best and NEVER give up th fight Owen Hart may be gone today, but this we won't regret; for the Blue Blazer will live on in us so will never forget To his wife and kids and family members to, I just want to say I'm sorry and my prayers are with you You will be missed, Thanks, DPrice2687@aol.com
  To the Hart family, we at Wildwood Elementary were saddened by your recent loss of Owen Hart. We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to your entire family. As grade four teachers, we remember Diana's assistance and support in last year's grade 4 field trips. Our prayers are with you all. Margot Pieroway and Greg White
  I just thought that I would send my condolences to the Hart Family. I have watched the Hart Family wrestle for about 15 years or so. My 1st wrestling hero was Owen in Stampede wrestling. Once they brought the WWF to TV up here I was able to watch Bret and then Owen together. I started watching WCW to follow Bret but continued to watch WWF to watch Owen. I always cheered the Canadian Boys no matter who or why the wrestled. I liked how the two of them never fell into the trap of sex and violence of the current wrestling antics. Owen was (and Bret is) real Canadian Hero that people of all ages can still look up to which you can't say about all wrestler's anymore. I had an empty feeling when I heard the news about Owen and my thoughts are with the Hart Family. This was a tragic event that should have never happened. Kevin Hedley Spruce Grove, AB
  Put a Vote into www.dominion.ca/ballot/homepage.asp for Owen to be voted for Canadas hero. Reasons being, He had the gift to make so many people smile. Which in its self is a hero like quality. But he also had so much more. Commendable values in a time ware so many people have forgotten them. He share himself with the public trying to be a hero in a small way but with a large impact. Just by bring delight, amusement and laughter into numerous communities. Disregarding much of his own needs to do it. I believe this makes a hero in every essence of the word.
  To the Hart Family, I am just aching inside and out for you in the loss of Owen. I am not into wrestling like a lot of people are, I am writing this as a woman with children, and I hate that your family has lost a husband, a dad, a brother, a cousin, an uncle and a friend. I hope that your pain will be lessoned somewhat, with the knowledge that people like myself who didn't know Owen personally, are remembering all of you in our prayers and thoughts. Sincerely, Margaret Stockton
  To all of the Hart Family, I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Owen briefly on two occasions when he was out here at The Pond (in Anaheim, CA). He was kind enough to say "Hi" and pose for a couple of snapshots. I know a great many wrestlers, and my heart went leaden when I heard about the accident. I kept thinking that it couldn't be true. I have two young children of my own (each a year younger than Oje and Athena) - I can't begin to imagine the pain and saddness those two are going through. My eyes are welling up even as I write this ... At least they can have some small comfort in knowing just how much people cared about their father, and how much joy and excitement he brought to others. He will not be forgotten. Adam G. Alsop
  I stopped watching wrestling about 3 years ago because of the way it had turned. It was not fit for children and therefore it just wasn't fun. It was a mess. I wrote McMahon several times asking him not to change wrestling and to clean it back up. As we can all see now, He didn't. I was not watching that night and I was shocked to find out what happened to Owen. It is sad that McMahon would put his empoyees life on the line for ratings. I was also surprised to find out that he didn't do anything after they got the official news that Owen was dead. He could have stopped the show, a moment of silence SOMETHING. MY GOD. I know that I was right in my decision to stop patronizing something that has gone to the dogs. I am sorry that a tragedy like this happened. This was an unnecessary loss, that never should have happened. The thoughts and prayers of my family and myself are with Owen's family. J.Jackson
  I watched WWF since I was a child. It used to be on network TV. (remember network TV?). I remember some of the older wrestlers like The Junk Yard Dog, The Iron Sheik, and (here's one) Hulk Hogan (n/w/a Hollywood Hogan). I remember that Owen started about the same time that I quit watching. I became bored with it. But a few years ago I started watching again. It was more elaborate. I now watch both WWF and WCW (WWF's rival) I can do this as they are on separate nites. Owen definately is the best.
  I'd like to offer my prayers to the Hart family for the horrible loss of Owen. I've been watching wrestling since I was 8 years old, my first match involved the Honky Tonk Man and Randy Savage. I didn't know what to make of the whole thing, but I was immediately drawn into the world of wrestling (much to my mother's displeasure). I've watched the WWF ever since, and now even Mom knows who the different wrestlers are. I'm 24 now, and I've seen so many wrestlers, good and bad, come and go. Bret Hart was a huge favorite of mine, and my three nephews idolized him. My middle nephew, Jared, at age six grew his hair long and would wear black spandex pants and a pink shirt, running around and flexing small muscles and trying to put his big brother in the sharpshooter. When Owen entered the scene, we were all expecting another Bret Hart, but he wasn't. He was so much more down to earth, so much less flashy. He wasn't a big favorite in the family, but whenever he wrestled we would be sure to watch simply because he was so good. You knew when Owen was going to wrestle, you were in for a good quality match, unlike alot of the other big names. When Bret left I was sorry to see him go, I have no use for the World Championship Wrestling. I know WWF has used many "sabatoge" tactics to get where WCW (I'm not typing that again) is now, but I grew up with Vince and the WWF. I remember too well when Andre the Giant passed away, and when Brian Pillman died. I was hurt, I liked both of them very much, but it seemed so distant that it didn't affect me that much. I called my sister to make sure she knew when Rick Rude died so she could let the kids know, but that was all. I always get the pay per view events, even two years ago when WWF's product was, let's just say not as good as it is now. For some reason I didn't get this pvp event. I just had no interest. When I came in to work I logged into SlamWrestling to find out how things went, and the first thing I saw were the headlines about Owen. I was absolutely stunned. I sat here and stared at the screen, actually trying to make myself wake up. To know he died in front of everyone, he died at a live event, he died so...openly...just horrified me. The others died alone or at home, not in front of everyone. I opened the article to get more information, and when I read the first few lines I started to cry. I wasn't even sure why, as I said, Owen wasn't a big favorite and he hadn't affected my life that much. Of course, I finished the article, finding out he had two little ones and was planning to retire to be with them. It was horrible. I called my sister to find out if she and the kids knew, they heard it on the radio while she was taking them to school. I gave her this website to read the articles and find out exactly what had happened. We talked about it, cried over it, and then tired to figure out what would come of it. Would things change, would the federations stop putting their people in places of such risk? Of course being suspended into the ring wasn't new. Sting, Shawn Michaels, Owen himself, have done it. The Undertaker's symbol kept raising people up into the air, and my guts would twist every time one of them did it, praying they wouldn't fall. I anxiously awaited Monday Night Raw as I knew they were still going to have the tribute show. I sobbed with the wrestlers during the opening tribute, and sobbed as each wrestler shared their thoughts. When Hunter's face began to break after his match I lost it again. My husband and step-son's face looked rough after the show was over, although they were trying to be tough. I listen to John Boy and Billy, a radio station broadcasted throughout the south-east of the US. They have Mean Gene Oakerlund on every Tuesday to re-cap Nitro, and Gene bashed the WWF for having mourning wrestlers on TV. I was so mad I could've spit. I loved hearing more about this great man, who I knew so little about. It made the entire tragedy more personal, more like a person had died rather than a cartoon character. I never knew Owen had such a great sense of humor, I always saw him as rather stiff, as that's what he portrayed on the screen. I didn't know how friendly and outgoing he was, how helpful and playful. I hadn't realized just what we had lost. I imagine it must've been hard for him to stay looking mad as Jason Sensation did his imitations of him on Raw. The only bad thing about getting to know him better now is that it hurts all the more for me to know he's gone. I've continued reading every article on Owen, both in SlamWrestling and at other sites. It hurts me to hear all the finger pointing, all the bad mouthing. I don't know Vince McMahon, I hear he's a rather difficult person sometimes, but I just can't find it in my heart to place blame on him, or on the WWF itself. I can't blame the fans, since I am one, nor can I blame the cable or harness or anything else. As far as I'm concerned, it was a horrible accident. I salute Martha for being opened minded and for being so kind as to make sure Vince and the others are comfortable at the funeral. I'm sorry this will spoil the world of wrestling for Stu and Bret. That breaks my heart almost as much as Owen's death itself. I'm proud of the Bulldog for wanting to continue and for being forgiving. I think it will heal him faster than if he were angry and bitter. I don't think Owen would want that. Once again, my thoughts and prayers to the Hart family, but especially Oje and Athena. My step-son was 11 when his mother died, I know how much it affected him. But believe me, they will know what a great man their father was. Kids don't forget those things, no matter how young. God bless you all. And know he's in a better place. Kristina.
  First Andre the Giant, now Owen Hart. God's got himself one hell for a handicap match going on in heaven. RIP Owen Hart 1969-1999
  To The Hart Family, I wish to send my deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your son, brother, husband, father, uncle, cousin and friend. There are many people in Calgary who have been deeply affected by Owen's death, and I hope that you all have some sense of the closeness that so many of us feel to your family. So many of us have followed the careers of Stu and all the boys, met you all at various events around the city, know people who went to school with many of the Hart kids, and of course, those of us who have grown up in Calgary have religiously watched Stampede Wrestling every Saturday for the better part of our lives (and on many memorable occasions, took in the live show at the Pavillion). Every guy I know who grew up watching Stampede Wrestling loved it and still talks about every wrestler (both Generations, and of course, Ed!) that made the show something special and fun. Even though the Hart Brothers' careers have made them worldwide stars, I think Calgarians still like to claim a bit of ownership or a closer association when we say: "Yep. Those Hart Brothers are the best, AND they're from Calgary. I remember watching them back when ... " Losing one of the Brothers is hard for all of us, and I hope you all can find the strength to cope. The memories are endless, and we thank you for them. Though many of us have met many of you on numerous occasions, I know it is difficult for you to remember or know us all. Even so, I think that all of you know that we have been here over the years as appreciative fans of wrestling and of all the good deeds that have been done by the Harts, and I want you to know that we are all here now. Our thoughts are with you, and we grieve the loss with you. Sincerely, David Halpin
  To the Hart family in this tragic time, I offer my heartfelt sorrow. Please accept the my tribute as comfort. TRIBUTE TO OWEN Today the birds weep silently as streaks of light Bear witness to the man whose passion to his heritage and family Shone honour to this fan: In times of need when agony Evaporates to memory of life unending We pray his place beyond our grasp is testament to the Love we are sending: Farewell, fair Owen your family and I today are one And through our time the birds will bear your name aloft On golden streaks of sun-borne song: We will remember. Bill Haughton, Bragg Creek
  I am unbelievably saddened by the passing of Owen Hart. I have not been a wrestling fan since the early 80's, but I feel as though I have lost a member of my own family. I remember watching Owen many years ago, when he was just starting out. The Hart family is such a large part of Calgary. From watching Bret and Owen on T.V., to my children being taught by the Harts at school in Calgary. Owen has touched many people, and he will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Carol Westland
  Our daughter had the privilage of attending school with Matthew & Annie at Bridgeland and once meeting Owen. When she did her school project she wrote bio's on Owen and Bret. Stu took the time to speak with her on the phone and tell her about all the good qualities Owen had and what a wonderful person he was. In your time of sorrow our deepest thoughts and prayers are with you and your children and the family. May God be with you and help you. The set of steps you may see in the future may only be one and that would be God carrying you throught this. Our hearts go out to you, Owen was loved and worshipped by children of all ages. Sincerely, David, Patricia & Tala.
  Our very deepest sympathies to the entire Hart family over the loss of Owen. My husband and I have grown children and grandchildren and can only guess at the sorrow you are feeling now. Our most sincere prayers are with you in this tragic time. Marilyn and Bill Levac Calgary
  I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Owen Hart almost two years ago, on a cruise put together by the WWF. I took pictures with him, got his autograph, and was sitting at the very next table from him at dinner every night. The last day of the cruise, there was a volleyball tournament in which the WWF wrestlers played against the patrons of the boat. I opted not to play but now I wish I had. I remember going back to my room to get something and when I came back, I saw Owen. He looked at me, I looked at him and we just smiled at each other and said hello. I was so excited that he talked to me. He saw that I was not just another screaming fan who wanted to jump all over him. I cry every time I look at my pictures of him and can't help but to ask "Why?" Why did Owen have to die? For ratings? For us? I can't help but to feel a little guilty in the very premature death of Owen Hart. This stunt was to entertain the fans and look what happened. Are we so hungry for the spectacular moves and daring entrances that we don't consider the welfare of the wrestlers performing them? I just hope that nothing like this ever has to happen again. It shouldn't have happened in the first place, but there's nothing we can do about it now -- all we can do is remember Owen like the man he was with the respect he deserves. If I could turn back time, rest assured it would be to stop the accident. Owen, you WILL be missed!! Thank you for touching my life even though it was only for a brief moment in time.
  Owen Hart was always a good wrestler.I met him once in a show in Tampa,FL and he was so nice and down to earth. You could tell he loved life and his family. I looked up to Bret and then also to Owen growing up because they stood for right.Owen had a big heart and he death only puts a black spot on WWF simply because they didn't care,or the Show for ONE night would have stopped to mourn the loss of a true hero. God's Speed to his entire family especially his wfie and children. Jasmine HitmansPrincess@yahoo.com
  To the Hart Family, Please except my deepest sympathy in the loss of your son, husband, father, brother and friend. Owen was a wonderful person and a hero to all. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers always. God Bless. Sandy Niksic
  Dear Hart Family I send my deepest condolences to you for the tragic death of Owen. He was a great man,husband, dad, and athlete. When I heard of his unfortunate passing I was in shock and still am. I know he is now a angel in heaven looking down on his loving family and wife and especially his children. Owen was and is THE BEST. God bless the family Rick Oberten Calgary,Ab.
  Even though we do not know the Hart family personally, this tragedy has deeply touched all of our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Hart family during this sad time. Remember all of the goods time that you shared with Owen and hopefully these good memories will help all of you to get through this a little easier. All of our love Don, Lisa, Mandy & Donald Morin
  I remember owen as a person that love to wrestle, and make the fans happy. Owen I will miss you and will never forget you. Talianna and David
  Dearest Hart family and friends; I would just like to express my family's deepest sympathy to you, Martha and the rest of the Hart Family.. I do not know your family personally, but I have always been impressed with the way your entire family cares about Calgary and those less fortunate. I am disgusted with the WWF. I can not believe that they continued the show after such a tragedy.. Once again we have sent a message to our impressionable youth that we do not value a human life and that anyone is dispensable for ratings/money. As a parent of young boys, I hope that you sue the WWF and everyone else involved with this blatant disrespect for Owen. I do not know who is responsible for the actual fall but I do believe that it is time that promoters and personalities are held responsible for the influence that they have on our youth. As a personal choice I do not allow my children to watch this form of "entertainment" but because I know that so many children do and have seen the negative influence that it can have on them, I felt compelled to offer you both my sympathy and my support. Sincerely; Susan Scarrow
  Hi, I would like to send my deepest condolences to the Hart Family my prayers are with you during this terrible time. I have been following the Hart Family wrestling for years since Stampede wresting I used to get ring side seats and I remember when Owen use to sell the wrestling programs. I lost interest in wrestling a few years ago it had changed to much it was not wrestling to me anymore real wrestling was Stampede wrestling. My heart goes out to Owens wife and children and the Hart Family you are a very strong family so I know you will make it through this my prayers and thoughts are with you. Margaret Osborne.
  He was cool and I will always remember him......... He will live in in the hearts of his fans friends, and most of all his family, wife and kids. My thoughts and prayers are with all of ya. Peace. Roni
  I would just like to express my deepest sympathy in the loss of yor brother, son, husband and father. I know what it is like to lose a loved one especially so suddenly. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time and forever. D. Matthews
  Ięm very, very sad about the death of one of the greatest wrestlers ever! Goodbye Owen! Ięll never forget you! w.veider@tirol.com
  i am truly sorry to all of the Hart family in the lost of a terrific young man. Owen was a very loved man, he was a super human, super canadain, and super athlete. My heart goes out to his wife and two young children. It is so true when they say that the good die young (i guess that means vince will live for a very very very long time). To Bret take the time that you need to mourn and then go with your two brother in laws and make a change in the system. Have it so that the wrestlers are protected from the owners and a union is formed.
  To the Hart Family; I know I am just another letter but I watched Owen and Brett wrestle all the time with my husband. What happend last Sunday was aweful and senseless. I believe the WWF and WCW need some laws to protect the wrestlers. It needs to be up to the wrestlers to put their own fate in their own hands and not somebody else you determins the wrestlers fate for their own greed! I can not believe that Owen is gone and won't be coming back I feel great sadness and I only watched Raw on Monday for the fact that it was a memorial for Owen. I was sooo sickend that there was wrestling and when Jerry and JR were talking about Owen they would pause and say "oh look at that back breaker" How rude! That mad me soo angry that I fast forward all the actually wrestling and just watched what the people close to Owen had to say. Myself I will never watch wrestling again as long as I shall live and I hope many follow in my footsteps so then no one else will be hurt! I hope Brett will stop wrestling and I do hope Bulldog will not go back as well. We have already lost one of them that was so close to our hearts I could not bare to lose another. I realize Bulldog that Owen hoped you would go back but I could pretty much garentee that he would not want anything to happen to you like what happend to him. It is also sad that I and others expect that Owen will be on next week on Raw because wrestling has brain washed so many fans by getting them to hate one wrestler and cheer another and they pull all sorts of pranks that you do not know what is real and what is fake. How ever we do know that they people are real and the plots are fake so that is why I expect to see Owen on Monday, but he won't be! I am going to miss so dearly and my heart is breaking even tho I never met him personally I feel as if I did because to me he was in my home every monday when he would wrestle. My heart and prayers go to Owen's Wife and Kids, Mom and Dad, Brothers and Sisters. Thanks for the memories Owen I will always treasure them! WE LOVE YOU! Jennifer, Doug & Baylie Stewart!
  In seeing Owen Hart over the years, I never saw Owen Hart "The Wrestler", I saw a man who took great pride in his job, his coutry, but most of all his family. Owen will be missed by all, but not so much as by his parents, brothers, sisters, wife, and two children. People see Owen as a loss to the wrestling world, I see Owen as a great loss to our society. We'll all miss Owen and we all hope the Hart family can pull through this tragedy. Sincerely, Adam Hodge
  Are prayers are with his wife and family in the recent death of Owen Hart. My family has watched W.W.F. wrestling for the past l0 years and we always liked Owen. He was one wrestler that you couln't help but like. He will be surely missed. God Bless The Donovans and Taylors
  I have been watching wrestling since I was 5. I am now 24. Ever since Owen came to the wwf, I always respected him because he was a proud Canadian. He diddn't have that 'me me me' attitude like other wrestlers did. He never was crying for a push there and a push there. He was happy to be wrestler, for he new the business very well. His whole family is in the wrestling business. I remember when he had that feud with his brother Bret in the WWF. I always felt sorry for him, even though he played heel. It must been hard for him to be the brother of one of the best wrestlers that was in the wwf. But he diddn't have to prove anything to me. I think Owen was a excelent technical wrestler, maybe more than his brother Bret. Anyways, Owen life was wrestling. It just so happened that wrestling today is what took his life. And I think the WWF, the biggest of the two rivals (WCW) should take somekind of blame in for this. Their tribute to Owen on MONDAY NIGHT RAW was one of many steps for them to do this. They have also cancelled all there house shows, including Monday Night Raw this upcoming Monday. But there is one more thing that I think the WWF should do. I think they should make Owen Hart the honnary WWF CHAMPION for a month. I know it may screw up some of there story lines in the wwf, but it is the right thing to do. And I hope they do it. neil pitambar
  Iam just writing to send our love,prayers and sympathies to the entire Hart family.I was fortunate to meet Owen Hart on my 12th birthday and get an autgraphed photo from him.That was 12 years ago on the 21st of May,now today I am still in shock.I never knew him personally but he was a wonderful man and a great wrestler.He will be missed by all,but will remain in our hearts and memories forever.We will never forget you Owen.Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Hart family.May God be with you all through this trying time. with love, Tammy,Munga and kids
  all i wanted to say is be strong. owen was a great wrestler great performer who allways know how to make the crowd excited from what i heard he was a great friend ,husband, father , brother ,son. owen will be missed. avi arvili
  When I first saw Owen it was when I was 5years old and my dad took me to a wrestling event and he was my favorite wrestler there. As a matter of fact he was my favorite wrestler ever lived and I will never forget you. AS A FRIEND:// I LOVE YOU OWEN BRYAN ----------- IN OHIO WE ALL LOVE YOU R.I.P.
  In a Calgary Sun article by Rick Bell titled, "Ralph's Promise", it was stated that they had the help of canoe to collect names for condolences to be forwarded to The Hart Family. Please add my daughter's name and mine to the list. My daughter, Melissa, and I send our heartfelt sympathies to the whole Hart family and we hope wrestling will go back to the way it used to be, no more "pushing the envelope"! Mary Jane Lemieux and daughter, Melissa M. Lemieux of Seekonk, Massachusetts
  I never in my life actually met Owen or any of the Hart Family for that matter, but I did grow up watching them on TV. I am from Calgary, and the Hart family has always been a big part of all Calgarians lives. Since I was a little girl I would watch wrestling with my dad, and now that I am out on my own I still watch it every week. The death of Owen is such a tragedy that I dont think any words I can say to you will make it any better, but I just had to write to let you know that I care, that we all do! I give my condolences to the whole family, especially owen's wife and children. I cannot even begin to feel the pain that you all must be feeling, but I nonetheless I feel an emptiness knowing that he is no longer with us. I wish the whole Hart family and any friends of Owens all the best, my thoughts are with you throughout this troubled time. All my love Christy Bancarz
  It was a sad day indeed that Owen Hart had to die in the ring and my deepest regrets to the entire hart family.I was reading Bill Kaufmanns article in slam sports and Davey boy Smith was not injured in a wwf match he was injured in a wcw match on the trap door that the ultimate warrior was to appear through.Thank you for your attention to this matter.
  I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the family of Owen Hart. One can only guess what you are going thru now. Here is something I know will give you hope. Jeremiah 29:11 says "FOR I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU " DECLARES THE LORD "PLANS TO PROSPER YOU AND NOT TO HARM YOU, PLANS TO GIVE YOU HOPE AND A FUTURE" I know Owen is up in Heaven with the Lord and that he's looking apon you right now. Psalm 91:1 says "HE WHO DWELLS IN THE SHELTER OF THE MOST HIGH WILL REST IN THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY" May God bless you in this time of sorrow. Shane Friday Winnipeg, Manitoba
  Hello, When my twin daughters were very young, they wanted to be GLOW girls (gorgeous ladies of wrestling. I was hoping as they grew they would change their mind and they did). They received free tickets to a WWF event. I met one of the promoters and he always let the girls come in the back, this way they could see their favorites. One of my daughters was having a hard time with her father leaving and she was so sad. The Hart boys Bret and Owen always took the time to be sweet and make her smile. So now she is 22 and on Sunday I had to find a way to tell her that Owen was dead because he was more than just an entertainer. She said "he was the only person back then that could make me smile." We all cried for Martha and the babies and their loss. I am so proud to have known Owen only in passing. He was always a gentleman and some of the people in the back were not. He had values and they showed. He had manners and he had a heart. Sunday was the first event in a long time that I did not place on tv, I went to a baseball game with my daughters. My story is not that exciting, but to a little girl growing up locked up inside herself, it was a wonderful gift that Owen gave her. Just to say hi and actually act interested made such a difference to her. I know that the Hart family have suffered a lot in the last few years. I will continue to pray for their family and only hope that as the days pass it will get better for Martha and the babies. Trudy Runner
  I recently lost my father when he passed away at a premature age. I give my condolences to the entire Hart family. It is very hard to lose a family member, especially a father at such a young age. It is time for the family to pull together and support each other like they never have before. Be strong and support the kids. With best regards and my deepest sympathy. Wade Hoffer Calgary Alberta
  Owen was truly a great wrestler and a loyal family member. remember the first time I saw wrestling live was at a house show and it was durring the time he was in a tag team called high energy with KoKo Bware, and they fought the Nasty Boys and Owen really took it to them. His death is the saddest that could ever happen to a wrestler just simply because he was so damn great. Goodbye Owen, I'm currently trying to get into the Power Plant to be in WCW and I know that there is no way in hell that I will ever be as great as you but if I make it I'm gonna dedicate my carrer to you Chris Muehleisen aka Big Poppa Cretch
  Dear Mr.& Mrs. Hart, My condolences go out to you at this ery difficult time regarding the loss of your son. When we as parents have such a valuable commodity given to us by God that we can love and invest ourselves in it is a tragedy when it is taken away so unexpectantly. The pain that you must feel cannot be taken lightly or completely understood from someone who has never experienced loss of this magnitude. I am here to tell you that there is someone that experienced that same loss for the benefit of us all and that was God the Father when he turned his back on Jesus Christ his Son because of our disobedience at Calvary. That kind of love is even more deep and unimaginable than even a loss of our own. We cannot control what happens after death all we can do is make the right decisions prior to death so that when it does come we are destined to the right place. I trust that you and yours make the right desicions (In accepting Gods's act of Love at Calgary so that when death comes upon us that we are destined for glory) May the peace of God bring you through and sustain you through a very difficult time. My Condloences. A.Solomon
  I remember Owen from he was a kid. Igrow up round stamdpe wresling all my and alot of the wresler coming and going but the Harts were always there to make stampde wreslting agreat show to go to on Friday nights . II will always have good memorys of those goods old days and my heart goes out to all the Hart family and hope and pray god will be with them in this sad time.Owen I wil always have a little place in my heart for you and your family. LOVE CHYANNEI
  the death of owen hart was very tragic and i'm sure painful to the family, all my prayers and comforts go to his family........... may he rest in peace .... from a fan .....
  My thoughts are with your family in their hour and days of need Ihope that in time they can be the same family I remember them as
  Dear Mr. & Mrs. Hart, We would like to let your family know that you are thought about every day and that our prayers are with you all. Please take care in knowing the world is with you all on this trying time for your family. God Bless> Ron & Emmy Lewis
  Owen one said to me, " An angle is only and angle if he has wings. Without wings he just like you or me." All of my heart goes to the Hart family. I am so so sorry about Owen's death. Your Friend, Jessica Fisher
  I think that it is sad about what happened to him. I think that his wife should sue the wwf company, and to know that Vince talked him into doing that jump when he didn't want to. May god bless his wife and kids and help them get through this. kyroses grandson Randall Hanson.
  I just wanted to let everyone know that I thought OWEN was one of the best. I will never forget his cute but funny smile!!!! I LOVE YOU OWEN.
  Martha, Oje and Athena, You don't know me, but I've been reeling in shock after hearing the news of Owen's departure. And Martha, I didn't ever have the pleasure of meeting Owen either. My name is Cindy, and I used to attend school with Owen's older brother, Bret. In fact, Bret used to sit in front of me during one of my junior high school classes. Bret was then as he is now ... highly entertaining, very charismatic, creative and unassuming and I had a crush on him a mile wide, which God forbid, he never knew about. I was a seriously shy person back then, so I'd hazard a guess that Bret wouldn't remember me. My point is that Bret used to carry around with him, a little black binder book with stories about his life experiences with his family. Bret was obviously a family man, who cherished each day of his life. I used to be enthralled with his wonderful stories, and he inspired me to learn to write. The object of Bret's affection was unequivacally his brother Owen. Owen this and Owen that ... he always had a funny story about his little brother Owen! I lived to hear stories about the incredible Hart dynasty. So, it was with immense sadness that I heard about Owen's accident, as the Hart family in general, touched my life, as they do, so many others. I remember at Ernest Manning High School also that Owen's sister Allison was in my Home Economics Class, and also Dean Hart's girlfriend, Pat Seeger. Pat used to always share fun stories about the Hart family also. It was my secret delight that father, Stu came as an invited guess to one of our Open Houses. Stu, the legend, sat right across from me as we sampled our own cooking! I remember being very envious of the obvious closeness between parent (Stu) and child (Allison). So, it was with deep impact, that I read in the newspaper how much Owen revered his father. And rightly so. But obviously, that reverence was fully returned by all family members towards Owen. It is with appreciation that I send you this note of condolence ... appreciation for Owen and the short life that he had. Know that Owen was one of those great people who made a difference in this world through his behaviours and talents. Martha ... I am a Reiki practitioner/teacher in the city (holistic healer), and if you could ever utilize my services to help you get through your pain, I am here for you at no charge. Cindy Nagata-McMillan.
  I feel really sorry for owens death.I hope Owens family is okay.I love Owen.He is one of the best Canadian wrestlers.I hope he goes to Heaven.
  We will be praying for you and your are in our thoughts in your time of sorrow. May the Lord look after you in his way and be with you and watch over you. Thank you for all the good times and remember our prayers and all the good people will help you through these times. Yours in friendship, Terry and Patsy Stephen, Clayton, Ryan and Elizabeth
  We will be praying for you and your are in our thoughts in your time of sorrow. May the Lord look after you in his way and be with you and watch over you. Thank you for all the good times and remember our prayers and all the good people will help you through these times. Yours in friendship, Terry and Patsy Stephen, Clayton, Ryan and Elizabeth
  Hart Family Im a old fan from way back. Started going to stampede wrestling when I was 12 and Im 40 now.We all in Edmonton Alberta feel for the lost of your son owen. Stu and Helen take care and God Bless You and your family. Sara Tropea Edmonton Alberta, Canada
  Thank-you Owen for all that you have done for the world wrestling federation and for all us canadian fans. You were the kind of person that everybody would like and everyone that I talk to says how bad it is that your gone. Even non wrestling fans are saying how bad it is that your gone. I know and everybody else knows that it was McMahon that pushed you to do that blue blazer thing. I mean you were losing all your matches as the blue blazer. Entering the ring by a catwalk has got nothing to do with wrestling. You were cheated out of a long life. I'm just so sad to here that your children will not get to see how much of a great father they had. Good by owen, for ever.
  'm going to miss owen hart he made funny and made us cry. but owen hart will live in our hearts forever love Jason Miller
  Ięm sorry about the accident.... May God be with him always! Ięm from Mexico, a i was a real fan of the Hart family! God Send u Peace! Que Dios te bendiga maestro Owen! The King of The Harts! -- Yasser Marcos
  Just to let you know that a lot of us here in Medicine Hat will always remember Owen, from his start in Stampede Wrestling to his great achievements in WWF. I personally will never forget all the great matches the members of Stampede Wrestling had here in Medicine Hat and the enjoyment it gave me as a teenager. Stampede Wrestling and the Hart family will always be levels above McMahon and the WWF. McMahon cares only about himself, money and ratings. Vince proved this by having the matches continue even after this tragic event happened. I know nothing I say will change what has happened but I hope you know we are all grieving at the loss of your son, brother, husband, father and all time great wrestler. Hopefully all the support the Hart family is receiving will somehow lessen the loss however marginal this may be. Rob
  im sad that owen hart had to die he was young and i feel bad for his family cause a stunt that was messt up if he didnt do that he would still be living i say to his wife ,kids and his rest of his family im sorry that your dad.husband,son cousin ,friend,niece nephew every 1 sorry bye
  We will miss you Owen. My prayers and memories will be with you after being a fan of yours and The Hart Foundation since 1997. You did not deserve to be where you are right now, but life is unexpected. In closing I would like to say "goodbye and I love you" to you, and your extended and immediate family. And including you wife and children.
  Due to the recent tragedy in the WWF and the loss of a legend Owen Hart, I have been at a loss for words numerous times. Owen, one of the best technical wrestlers ever, if not the best. The man dedicated his life to professional wrestling and was one of the hardest workers around the business. You never heard of a complaint and he was loyal to his employer, a rare occasion these days. I think back to my early childhood, and "The Rocket" Owen Hart entertaining me weekly. One particular memory comes to mind. I attended Wrestle Mania VIII and was only 9 years old at the time. All of the super stars would walk down the aisle to the ring, and a few would give fives to the crowd. One of those happened to be Owen Hart to me. This was the biggest thrill, and from what I hear, Owen always takes time out for his fans. Some called Owen a nugget. In my own way, I would say Owen was a nugget, a gold nugget that is. A gold nugget could be called rare and very a very special thing. Much like that, Owen was a rare athlete and extremely special to many people, and I know I'll always remember him for that. Thanks Owen. -MKierce11@aol.com-
  I have not lost a sibling before so unfortuantly I feel the same type of loss you are going through. I did lose my mother and it has taken a lot of time to heal up some of the pain. I can only say that I send my hugs and condolences to all of you. Take care. Linda E. Edmonton
  One of my best memories of Owen Hart was of him winning the King of the Ring. I think that in memory of Owen the WWF should rename the PPV to The Owen Hart Memorial Tournament, I am encouraging all of Owens fans to keep on sending e-mails to the WWF, in hopes of keeping Owens legacy alive.
  One of my best memories of Owen Hart was of him winning the King of the Ring. I think that in memory of Owen the WWF should rename the PPV to The Owen Hart Memorial Tournament, I am encouraging all of Owens fans to keep on sending e-mails to the WWF, in hopes of keeping Owens legacy alive.
  Please help to spread the word. CAMPAIGN to convince Canada Post to issue a series of WRESTLING LEGENDS STAMPS, one of which to feature (and honour) OWEN HART. http://www.angelfire.com/ma/wrestlingstamp/
  Dear Hart family, As avid wrestling fans, of the Hart Foundation(from Stampede Wrestling to the WWF). We were very saddened by the passing of Owen. We had the privledge of seeing Owen live in action about a month ago in Edmonton, Alberta. As he walked out, the sell out crowd of 18,000 fans erupted. That was one of our best memories of Owen Hart. Although he was considered a nugget in the United States, he was considered a hero across Canada. Owen will definitely not be forgotten. When each and every fan turns on the t.v. to watch wrestling they will be thinking of Owen. Even after the great loss of Owen, we are hoping that the wrestling tradition of the Hart family still lives on. Grant and Penny Red Deer, Alberta
  As a fan who only watches the shows on TV and the occasional PPV, I never met Owen Hart. Never knew the man. Until Monday night, I knew only what was out for the public. The Owen persona. The angry brother who felt betrayed by an older brother and the company he had dedicated his life to. The Black Hart. On Monday night, I saw just how good a performer that man was. The out pouring of emotion from his friends and coworkers was incredible. To see Steve Austin, the man, ironically enough, who's carear and maybe life was almost ended by Owne, pay him tribute. To see Hunter Hurst Helmsly, one of the 'Nugget' starters talking about how kind and funny Owen was stunned me. You never know what a person is really like until it's too late to know him. I regret never meeting Owen Hart. He was in my home town, wrestling his last matchh, the day before he died. I wish I had known the man. Maybe, in his death, the wrestling world can learn something. As Owen himself once said: "Enough is enough. It's time for a change." God bless you, Owen. We'll miss you dearly. Ted Cagney Chicago, IL, USA
  I realy don't care for wresling ,but my husband does so I watch it with him sometimes. There are only a rare few of wreslers that I like and Owen Hart was at the top of my list. I will miss him greatly. Viola Smith Staten Island
  I have been a fan of wrestling for over 16 years. I am a Mom of 2 wonderful kids and I have a full time job and a Masters Degree. I want to send my deepest sympathies to the entire Hart Family. I grew up watching Owen and Bret and my 7 year old daughter was Owen's biggest fan! She was so sure that one day she would marry him! She is one devestated little girl now. Owen was a great person for my daughter to idolize. I was proud. People used to laugh when she would say that she loved Owen because he was "just a stupid wrestler". But that little girl would tell then they were wrong!!! And then give them an hour speech on why she like him so much. They were always sorry that ever laughed at her. She even did a report for her school on him! She is in a private Catholic School. Owen will be missed by millions and millions of WWF fans and he will always be remembered. Owen, God Bless You.....We Love Ya Buddy!!!! Beth Helminiak Streamwood, Il
  I think its Ironic Owen started his career in the WWF as the Blue Blazer and ended his career in the WWF as the Blue Blazer. He will be missed by all. Eric J.Carroll
  My family and I would like to give our heartfelt condolences to the Hart Family. From Stampede Wrestling to WWF we have been big fan's of all the Hart boy's We had the priviledge of meeting Owen at a few of our son's hockey banquet's. The boy's just loved him and I know will miss him very much. He was an awesome role model and a very kind man. You are all in our prayer's. The Osborne Family Calgary, Alberta
  Dear Hart Family; If the words I write could ease your grief; I would write novels. Unfortunately they can not as all they are is words. I would like your family to know my family have shed many tears over the senseless loss of Owen. I was a Stampede Wrestling fan since the 60's. In the late 60's I was a waitress in a restaurant in Claresholm, AB, and waited on many of the wrestler s, including Stu, when they traveled to Lethbridge. I am the mother of three boys, 28, 25 & 19. In the 80's we attended wrestling every Friday night. Owen and Brett where our favorite wrestlers. My youngest son, Luke, now married and father of two children, then and still does see Owen as his role model. His dream is to be trained by the Hart boys and become a wrestler. Owen was a very fine man. Whenever he was at Stampede wrestling he always had time to say hello to Luke and all the other children. Owen will be sadly missed. He was a good person, and Lord knows the world needs more people like him. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God Bless Barb Wiebe and on behalf of Jason, Clint, Luke and wife Jen & children Kayleb and Joslynne Wiebe
  I'd just like to say that the best memory I have of Owen was when he won the match at Canadian stampede in front of all his fans and family. My condolences go out to Own's wife and children and therest of the Hart family, Owen will be dearly missed!! Rest in peace Owen Love Kiya
  To the Hart Family, I am taking this time to send my condolences on the death of Owen. I had watched Owen's career grow stronger each year in the World wrestling Federation. Owen was a remarkable person who even though as fans you either loved or hated him. In this time of sorrow we band together to say farewell to one of wrestling's great performers. I myself will miss his performances in the squared circle. My heart deeply also go out to Owen's wife, Martha and the children. It is going to be difficult to raise both kids by herself, but as close the Hart family is they will help out all the way. May God help you all through this time, and God bless you all. Thais is for Bret. Do the right thing. I know Owen would want you to continue on. If you decide to hang up the boots then I commend you on that too. Owen you will sorely be missed. Sincerly, Jay Pons Baltimore,MD
  I remember growing up watching wrestling. Owen was one of them on at the time. Now, we have lost him in a senseless tragedy and send our condolences to his family and friends.
  I was very saddened to hear of the tragic death of Owen Hart !! My condolences & my love goes out to the entire Hart family !! Owen & I are pretty much the same age,minus a few months. May Owen rest in peace !! Love, Betty Ritter (West Virginia,USA)
  The little I watched wrestling, I loved watching the Harts the most, being a Canadian myself of course, but I wanted to express my condolences to the Hart family on the loss of Owen. From what I have read about him, he was a down to earth, all around nice guy. Sincerly, R. Lewis, (Atlantic Canada)
  Brett,i remember watching both you & owen as well as diesel & razor, you guys never met me though,i came in early in the am & hung all the lighting all above & around the arena,i remember at wrestlemania when vince had shawn flown in from the rafters in la,but they used an existing flying rig which was for that purpose & had a show rigger & a safety on shawn as well as a second harness under him. i pray they will find out what happened to owen,so many people dont kno you guys are doing a job & this is not your whole life,god bless you & your family, i left the production co after i got fed up with all the bs & the fact that a company as big as wwf stil did not provide catering for the hard working technicians,again god bless you & the entire hart family!!!!!
  Thanks for the memories Owen.
  I would like to say that i'm very sorry to hear of Owen Hart's death. It was a very tragic way for someone like him to die. Our sympathy to Owen's wife and young children and to the rest of the Hart family.
  It still so hard to believe. Owen was a fine upstanding Canadian,one who represented Canada in a positive way. I stopped watching wrestling a few years ago when their actions I found to be insulting. However my son kept watching and still does. He often goes to Calgary and watches the event when it comes to town. He was very upset with what McMahon did to Brett and was hoping that one day Owen would leave and join forces with Brett again. A few weeks ago Stampede Wrestling came to Red Deer to the Parkland Mall. My son said his dream would be to see the Hart Family bring true wrestling back to where it was before. Now he is quiet and sad. Owen' s death is something that will be on the minds of Canadians for a verrrrrrry looooong time. My heart goes out to each and every member of the Hart family and I agree with Owen's nephew that Owen was much too smart to accidently pull the cord, saftey was always on his mind and therefore he would take extra precaution not to do something that would endanger his life and bring such grievence to his family. He loved them too much for that.
  Since I started watching wrestling a few years back, my favorite wrestler was always Owen Hart. He was and still is my role model. Not only is he a great wrestler, he's also one of the nicest person I've ever met in my life (at some charity events). His good humor and family values have inspired me. I feel like I've lost a part of me so I can't even imagine how hard it must be for the family and friends. I pray for you guys... THANKS FOR EVERYTHING OWEN GOD BLESS YOU Fanny Raymond Laval, PQ
  I read your tribute to Owen today Martha and I just have to say that as a fan we cannot feel your pain. As fans we have pain for a loss of a great wrestler and even some of us that kind of got to know the Hart family and friends, but as fans we cannot even come close to what you are going through. You are one remarkable woman. I am still trying to figure out why I am writing you again, but is like a calling from God to speak to you. I really feel for what a heart ache it must be for you and your family plus the Hart's family also. I just had a little boy and I wish he could of met Owen. I think that Owen represent a true hero these days. Not for what he did in the ring, but for what he did out of the ring. Their are not to many hero's out there in the sporting world that kids can lookup to which is a shame. But onething you can say that even with Owen's death he is still bring people together and teaching the world a lesson in how to get along with one another for grieving for such a great family. In memory of Owen and family Brad Nadurak
  Words simply cannot express the profound sadness one feels for the Hart family following the loss of husband,father,son and brother, Owen. I used to be a wrestling fan. I am not any more. I use to enjoy the athletic ability demonstrated by the performers, as well as theater of professional wrestling. Not any more. I don't know when it happened, but professional wrestling has become scary, and far too often ,well,sleazy to watch. Professional wrestling is not fun any more. My prayers now for the family, friends, and colleagues of Owen Hart is that God will give them the peace that passes understanding. There is much to try to understand and make sense of with regard to this tragedy, yet as surely as God lives, He is faithful to supply the peace and comfort that no man can provide. Kathleen Plank South Bend, IN
  Just sending our sincere condolences to all of you on the death of your son, Husband and Father and also a dear brother Owen Hart. We were appalled that after the tragic accident pay per view was continued. I know Stu and Helen and the older siblings and used to spend time at your home in my yonger years. When Jim Ross announced Owens death burst into tears as we felt your grief. We will be contacting you at a time when the hearts have a little time to get the funeral over . Even though I only met Owen a couple of times I could tell he was a great man. I personally like the Idea of Putting the Hart name on the map. I have a suggestion Like Owentown ,Alta. Or Ohart town,Alta It would be wonderful thing. Thank you all for the joy your family has brought to us all in the many years when Stu and sons were with Stampede wrestling. And Ed whalen and his rina ding dong dandy. Those are the good old days. As I personally enjoyed those days and never missed a match. Owen Farewell till we meet in that beautiful place where you are now walking the streets of gold. Sincere and deepest sympathy. The Lillehei's (Tina and Norman and all our children-Laura &Stewart Gerbrand, Sandra & Peter Graval, Randy and Kori Lillehei And all our grandkids who love you---Especially Timothy ) God Bless
  I wish in my heart I could attend and share my love and support of the Hart's during this terrible time. I've been a great admirer of Bret's for quite a while. With the loss of Owen and Bret away from the ring there truly is no Honor or Integrity in the wrestling world at the moment.... I join in with so many others in sending my condolences to the Hart family. I also feel the deep need to be a part of things - even from afar.. Thank you Debra Hensley The Woodlands, Texas USA
  To the Hart family, Here I sit, keyboard at hand, unsure of what to write. Yet I know I must write something. I am so saddened by Owen’s death, and I want you all to know that you are not far from my thoughts. I hope that my own pain might lessen yours just a little. Like countless others I grew up watching Stampede Wrestling- seeing the Hart boys also grow up, Owen being no exception. Over the years I had followed his career, always proud to announce to unknowing friends that Owen was a Calgarian. Just as proud as he was to have it announced as his home town prior to a match. And as many other Calgarians do, our family has a story about how the Harts have touched our lives. Undoubtedly a story that will be passed down through the generations. I was one of the millions who was witness to Owen’s fatal accident via pay-per-view television. All I have to thank the WWF for is the good taste not to televise the accident itself. It is disturbing to note that not one of us watching the event could tell if Owen’s fall was real or staged. In fact, we had to tune in to the news to know for sure. At that I am outraged. I am even more outraged that the event continued upon confirmation of his death. I challenge the Hart family to make it right. What happened to the wrestling I grew up with? If anything can be done, it is the Harts who can do it. “Enough is enough” Paula Collard Calgary
  I knew Owen before he started wrestling in Stampede wrestling he was always a great guy to talk to I am sure going to miss him allot I still remember the time in 85 Tony atlas asked me to go into wrestling and Owen come up behind me and asked to see the card Tony gave me so I showed Owen he told me to talk to Keith about that so I did I wanted to go into wrestling so bad still do but now my back is bad so can't I can still remember the time he started his pro career off was cause I belive it was duke Myers and Kerry brown and they were going after Bret and Owen was mad and come out and went after them and in the interview he challenged one to a match the next week he said he didn't want to start his pro career that soon but he did I have so many memories of Owen I will never forget him I still have the letter he sent me when I thanked him for telling me to talk to Keith and the letter from him and Martha thanking me for the wedding gift I will never forget Owen cause the whole hart family is like a family to me I miss them all and at a time like this I wish I was there I always said anything happened I would be there I would be there if I had the money to all his fans please keep the memories of Owen in your harts forever as I know I sure will signed a #1 fan and friend of the hart family Rhonda Kominek (Hart Babe) icq nick name
  I met Mr. (Stu) Hart and Ross at the opening of Stampede Wrestling in April, as my husband performed security for the family and wrestlers. I was impressed by how the Hart's treated the wrestlers and security as an important part of their family business, and sense the value they place on the family unit. My condolences cannot ease the great loss they have suffered this past week. But I offer them...please let them know that my thoughts and prayers are with them during this grievous time in their lives. Respectfully, Tracy (and Terry) Mierau
  I don't know if "Brett" will ever read this and I know for certain "Owen" never will but I wanted to write this anyway! Maybe to help me or maybe to help a lot of other Canadians!!!! When I was younger I spent a lot of time going to wrestling to see the "flavors of the month" and had a lot of fun doing it. Since then I have developed Agoraphobia and have had it for 12 years and am now just starting to get around again! My sister however has been a Brett Hart fan for a very long time and the things she has gone through to see him are incredible! And of course she has kept me up to date on what has been happening!! Things like when she went to Hamilton to see Brett she tried taking pictures of him and other wrestlers and the only pictures that didn't turn out were the ones of Brett himself!! She had a branded new camera! Then there was the time she went to see Summer Slam and tried to tape it and yes you guessed it, the match against Brett Hart was the only part her six month old machine ate! She had her car painted black and had the "Hitmans Slogan painted on the Hood of her car (it looked totally awesome!), and a day and a half later a freak storm hit London Ont. and a tree feel totaling her car!!!! Not another car in her parking lot was damaged! But the best things she now remembers is when she finally got to not only meet Brett but Owen also, Brett was in a match and she was lucky enough to get to talk to Owen for a while!! Her description of him was that he was a regular guy who really cared about people and made them feel comfortable! Owen talked to her about all kinds of things from Wrestling to cars to his family!!! She though it was great! Now that I am moving about a little bit we were going to see wrestling when it came to Toronto! We may get there but I won't be able to have the same conversation with Owen that she had because I'm just too late!!! May 23, 1999 I had my 44th birthday and it was really awful!!!!! I didn't do anything I didn't normally do, I just did laundry and went to bed! Monday night my son caught the tail end of Monday night raw, and being 18, and listening to his aunt talk about the "Hart" family he called me into his room where I got the worst possible Birthday news I could have gotten! That while doing a stunt in "Over The Edge" Owen Hart had passed away!!! At this point I remembered seeing The Hart clan in the ring with their family's joining them and Owen stuck out in my mind as he hugged his daughter! Owen is going to sadly missed by every Canadian who ever had the pleasure of meeting him and all of Canada's heart goes out to his wife, son, daughter, Mother, Father, Brett, and the rest of the family!!!!! Our thoughts and Prayers are with the family now to give them the strength to get through something only a person who has experienced, can possibly know what pain there feeling! Our Hearts are with you "Brett" You are "The Best There Is, The Best There Was, and The Best There Ever Will Be"!!!!!!!!!!!
  I just want to express my heartfelt sympathy to the Hart family. I truly feel that this was such a senseless death, it just should not have happened, and now Owen is gone and his children have to grow up without a dad - how fair is that? I watched wrestling with my family until I hit about 21 (I'm now 28) - It used to be fun to watch but now it is just ridiculous- My 23 year old brother still watches and I have caught a couple of shows when I have stopped by to visit him- between the terrible language that these people are using and the stupid stunts that they are doing it just isn't what it used to be- I think wrestling fans now a days have totally forgotten what wrestling is and the wrestlers have to try to keep the fans happy by putting themselves into terrible danger and it is just wrong! No one no matter what should have to risk their life to entertain. Wrestling used to be something that a family could watch together because it was good clean fun. Now it is just raunchy entertainment, and it is mainly due to the fact that the "fans" won't be there if they don't see blood, breasts and extreme violence. Owen's death should not be taken lightly - the "fans" should finally say enough is enough! Let's get back to the basics. Nothing that happens now can ever bring the Hart's son /brother /husband / father- but maybe soemthing can (should) be learned from this horrible tragedy. Jody Feser@TRANSALTA
  We all send our prayers to martha and her family. We now have a bright blue new star in the heavens. That star is Owen Hart looking down on his family watching over them. Especially his two darling little angels, he will always be your lucky star, guardian angel to watch and care for you. We hope your pain will heal soon. May god be with you and guide you in this time of grieving. Gods speed. dollicker family
  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hart family during this difficult time. We will always remember Owen's smile and Owen will never be forgotten. God Bless, Bruce and Liz Cogburn
  My name is Paul Wein and I host a TV show in Brooklyn, New York called Hole In The Wall. I had the pleasure to interview Owen in May of 1997. I am also a fan of Owen and the WWF. I write a column called a Penny For My Thoughts and wrote on about Owen. I am sending it to you in hopes that you will post my tribute to this great man. Please e-mail me and let me know if you will or not. I any event, Owen will be missed by all. Sincerely, Paul Wein A Penny For My Thoughts Owen By Paul Wein There are very few moments in life when you hear news that makes you visibly shake so badly that you have to stop what you are doing and sit down and absorb what you have just been told. Whatever you were doing is halted as the emotions and shear enormity of what happened fills you with an overwhelming feeling of loss and heartbreak. That is exactly what happened to me this morning when I heard about the death of Owen Hart. I did not have a chance to see the pay-per-view last night (of all the ones to miss) but from what I heard, Owen Hart was being lowered to the ring when the cable he was on snapped, and he fell anywhere from 50 to 80 feet to the canvas and was killed. He was only 33 years old. To all of us, wrestlers are larger than life, immortal if you will. Sure they get hit on the head with chairs, thrown through tables and pummeled by their opponents, but in the end, they get up and walk away - Owen Hart was not that lucky. Whenever there is a tragedy like this, in any sport, it makes everyone stop and ask why. Why Owen? He was at the height of his career, a former Intercontinental Champion, a recent WWF Tag Team Champion with Jeff Jarrett, and an integral part of the WWF's storyline. Despite the fact that his brother Bret went to WCW, Owen was doing a great job of showing the world that he could survive in the WWF without Bret. In addition to his ring accomplishments, Owen was a tremendous athlete. Having been trained in the "dungeon" by his father Stu, Owen could execute wrestling moves better than almost anyone. From his dropkicks to the sharpshooter, Owen was a wrestler's wrestler. And now he's gone. The reason the news of Owen's death hit me so hard was because I had the pleasure of interviewing Owen on several different occasions, the most recent being May 19, 1997 at a WWF card at Madison Square Garden. I interviewed Owen as well as the Rock, the Legion of Doom - and Brian Pillman - for Hole In The Wall. There is nothing better than meeting a celebrity and learning that he or she is a genuinely nice person. When Owen came on the set for the scheduled interview, that became apparent right away. Introducing himself to everyone, being patient as we prepared the cameras, and even laughing and cracking a few jokes as the interview was conducted. That is how I remember Owen, and every time I saw him after that, being in person or on TV, that is how I saw him, and now, whenever I think of Owen hart, that is what I'll remember. I'll remember the person he was, the athlete he was, and the champion he was. Take care Owen, you will be missed.
  You've probably received many letters the same as this one but I will write it anyway. I have been reading various articles in the papers and watching the telecasts about the passing of Owen Hart. I am amazed at the support for this family has touched not only the citizens of Canada, but the world. Being a Canadian I can only feel regret that we have lost one of our own. I don't watch wrestling that much, although I used to follow it in the past, I just can't beleive that this has happened to one of our own. Watching these interviews and reading newspaper reports I can only think to myself, "Why not let this family grieve a while before approaching them" I know that everyone is out for "Who can get the story first". My heart goes out to the wife and children especially. I can only imagine what they must be going through. Having lost 2 family members in my own family this year, one in October 98' and one this past January I know what sort of pain one feels when tragedy strikes. It's strange. When I saw the news of the accident on Monday, I was overcome myself. I had never met this person or even seen him in public except for the television, though I feel connected to him in a way. Maybe it's just what they call sympathy pains, I'm not sure. I do know that when I saw Mrs. Hart on television speaking about the accident it broke my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I found it very upsetting to me. I can only imagine the love they had shared. Being a newly married woman I can't even imagine what I would do in a situation like this. Although he was a celeberty, he was just like everyone else. I do know one thing. It will take a long while before anyone gets over this. But it will get easier as each day goes by. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Hart family. Kathy Alton, Ontario
  For all the times I watched him wrestle in the Stampede with the pale blue tights with the big white stars..... For all the matches against Makan Singh that ended up bloody.... For all the times I saw him win and lose the North American Title in the Stampede.... For the time when I was so excited that he was finally going to the WWF.... For the first time that he walked in through the back of the Maple Leaf gardens in Toronto with his Blue Blazer mask on, laughed and hi-fived me when I said “Hi Owen” because I wasn’t supposed to know that it was him..... For how excited I was to see him do the back-flip off the top turnbuckle as the Blue Blazer.... For all the little sketched pictures of funny-looking birds that my friends would leave on my locker and in my notebooks marked “Owen”.... For all the times that I laughed when Owen wore the big puffy pants while tag- teaming with Koko B Ware.... For all that times that I defended his cute little fang-like teeth.... For all the times I laugh listening to Bret say “Oh-wnnn” with his western Canadian accent.... For all the times that I giggle like a fool when I drive by “Owen” Sound, Ontario... For all the years that I was mad at the WWF for not giving him a decent story- line.... For all the Owen Hart shirts I made by myself because they didn’t have one for him yet.... For how smug he looked in the robe and crown when he won the King of the Ring.... For how I laughed when he declared himself the “King of Harts”.... For all the times I listened to his Royal Ring Music that I taped off of the video game.... For the time that I laughed when Owen thanked himself at the Slammy Awards because nobody helped him, he did it all alone.... For the rush I felt every time he yelled “Wooooooow!” For how cute he looked when he scowled.... For the way we laughed when he whined about Bret being the one who had held him back all those years.... For seeing how happy he was when he made Bret lose his title to Backlund.... For all the times that he smiled at me on the way to the ring, when I was one of very few who cheered when he was a heel.... For how cute he looked when he first cut his hair.... For the joy that ripped through me when he won his first WWF title.... For every autograph, picture, hug and kiss on the check that he ever gave me.... For how he always made himself available to fans.... For all the friends I made in Canada, the US, Germany and across the world because of him.... For all the beautiful memories.... May they each be a glimmer off the star that you are, as you light up the heavens as you did my life. Tiziana Pace Maple, Ontario Anyone who would like to remember the good times, you can drop me a note at tiz@ilap.com.
  A sad loss of a great wrestler whose talent had gone un-noticed for far to long. Andy Phillips c/o Cadiz Edinburgh Scotland.
  My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need. Phillip Tweedle
  My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this terrible loss in your life. God will help you through this time. No words can express what you or your family is feeling and just remember that you are loved and have been loved by a very wonderful man. God Bless Brenda Price
  As a huge fan of Owen's, I am devastated by his death. I wrote this as a tribute to him. For Owen, Forever by Alfred Ticineto When someone we love has to die, we look above and ask God "Why?" Is it part of a master plan, which we have yet to understand? So with our faith we pray throughout the long night, for our loved ones' peace in God's eternal light. And Owen, I know through that faith, That you have gone to a better place. But for your family, friends, and fans as well, there are so many tears with stories to tell, Saying goodbye to our heroes is so hard to do, especially when it's someone as special as you. Owen you have meant so much to us all standing in the ring, so proud and so tall. You have touched our lives in such a way, more than a million words can ever say. Just saying we'll miss you can never describe, all the feelings in our hearts, deep down inside. I was privileged to have watched you in the ring, to see you once more, I'd give anything. I will miss your humor and your confident smile, your talent, your class, and your energetic style. I wish I could have met you and shook your hand, and I pray that you see this, and understand. These emotions I feel, I want you to know, for they come from the heart, deep within my soul, More than my favorite wrestler, you were like a friend, who came by and cheered me up time and time again, On behalf of your fans I give you thanks and cheers you gave us your heart and soul for so many years. As we say goodbye we all stand together, this poem is for you, for Owen, Forever. Rest in peace, champ. We love you, and we will never forget you.
  God Bless Owen and his entire family! God speed! Love Tony & Sherrie Bocchino http://www.angelfire.com/oh2/goodbyeowen/index.html
  owen ruled
  i really wasnt that much of a owen fan but it is very sad that a mans life had to be cut so short like it has and i want to send my condolences to his family and his kids and hope the best for them
  To Stu Hart, and family. Dated on May the 27th. of 1999. I am very sorry to hear about what has happened to Owen. I send my deepest regret, and my deepest simpathy, and condolences to the whole family. Brett Hart, I am pretty sure that my sister, Karen Pukalo, you might know her by Karen Welsby, but, I am almost positive, that she sends her deepest thoughts, and prayers to you and your family. I am personaly a big fan of you, and your brothers, so I am deeply saddened to hear the news. If you would like my name and number, it is Kevin Adgey, and my number is 686-7160. I will keep my prayers and thoughts, to you and your family. Kevin Adgey.
  I have never met Owen Hart. And I know other people who haven't met him. However I still cant seem to avoid feeling saddened over his death. He has truly touched the lives of so many people. I am very proud to live in Calgary because of people like Owen Hart. On Monday we will say goodbye to him. I cant help feeling like I would like to be there. To pray, grieve and say thank you to a wonderful man for all the great things he has done. However I am feeling that alot of people are going to go catch a glimpse of all the WWF wrestlers who are going. This is not a wrestling event. Its to pay respect to a great Calgarian. Calgary..Leave the cameras at home. My prayers are with his family and friends. Kim Taylor
  my favorite memories were when he wrestled bret in the steel cage and the lions den match with ken shamrock even though he lost to both.I will remember owen.he is the backround on my computer.And the fall he took at over the edge was terrible even though they didnt show it.Just hearing about it makes me sad on ppv.But what i read in the news paper he tried to get back up after that.so ill remeber.thanks owen for the memories. sincerely matt seamon dunmore pa wwf fan
  On behalf of 4 Wing Cold Lake Air Force Base, Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada, the members of the Military Police share our condolences to the WWF for the loss of this great athelete, Owen Hart. God Bless him Owen Hart.
  Dear:HART Family, Hi my name is Scott Bartley I,m sending my deepest regrets to the loss of your son Owen. I have been a fan of your son's acrobatic wrestling for fourteen years. Owen achieved alot of great titles in wrestling and raising a family . Owen is one great man who will truly be missed in wrestling and in the world of life. Best regards to Hart family From Scott Bartley.
  I love that guy, for his expertise, and his high-flying acrobatic manoevoures. The greastest technical wrestler of all time. We love ya big guy.
  I wish to pass along my prayers and condolences to the entire Hart family in this sad time. Robin Hatcher, Julian, PA
  i am going to miss owen he was a great wrestler my thoughts and prayers are with the hart family i enjoyed watching owen wrestle i am very sad that this happend i am from omaha, nebraska. brent 316
  I miss Owen Hart much time ... He is very skill of wrestling many years ... I love WWF .. and I always on per py view every of monthly .. on cable about WWF ... so I let u go in to heaven of Owen Hart ... From: Alonzo
  We would like to express our deepest condolences to all the hart family, in this hard time ! Our prayers and thoughts are with you always...... from loyal fans Bruno, Maria, & Dennis Reginato
  i have recently become a wrestling a fan thanks to my brothers-in-law. Owen Hart was a fun guy to watch in the ring. it was like losing one of my very own friends. lots of love owen. and my prayers are with your family. i.j. bflo. ny
  Just would like to say that I was completely out of watching wrestling up until about a year ago. I had always watched wrestling as a boy (I'm now 26), and enjoyed it very much. Going to the Gardens with my dad was always a special treat. This was the early to mid 80's, when Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Rowdy Roddy Piper, and the Hart Foundation were huge. I always enjoyed trying the moves on friends and I never missed Maple Leaf Wrestling on channel eleven down here in Toronto. My favourite wrestlers back then were Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, and the "Hart Foundation" with Jimmy "The Mouth of the South" Hart. I even watched the cartoon on Saturday mornings. Not to make this too long, as i got older I found new interests. Girls, Video Games, Cars... so wrestling was unknowingly at the time put on the backburner. That was up until a year ago. I would like to say that Owen Hart was one of the main reasons I started watching again. He quickly became my favourite because to me he was an oldtime wrestler. He didnt need gimmicks to be popular, Owen just wrestled. The way i determine whether or not a man can wrestle (in my own way) is by watching how the wrestler falls, or reacts to the opponents offensive charges. Owen in my humble opinion, was a master at this. When he stepped into the ring with someone, it was always interesting to see if the other guy could keep up with Owen, when it came to making wrestling look as real as possible. Last Monday morning at 3:00 AM I had just finished fixing a bunch of stuff on my fathers computer, when I decided to check out the Toronto Sun sports web page. To my horror, the top story was the death of Owen Hart. My jaw dropped as I read in disbelief of what happened the night earlier. I quickly started surfing to find all i could on the story, hoping it was a misprint. But to my utter disappointment all the other sites read the same. I was devastated. How could this have happened I thought. I managed to get to bed at around 4:30 AM after being convinced I wouldn't find anything new on the story until that afternoon. I must admit, I couldn't sleep. How could this have happened. It really, really upset me. Owen was an athlete who died doing his job, not many sports/sports entertainment athletes die while working. I just absolutely couldn't believe this. Owen Hart wasn't just a good wrestler, he was obviously also a great person. All you had to do was watch RAW the next night to see that. Watching huge men, like Mark Henry and HHH break down was astonishing at first, because I wasn't expecting it. They all said basically the same things. Owen was funny, he loved his wife and two children, and was a "good guy in a business filled with alot of bad guys". People liked Owen, not because he was a famous wrestler, but because he was a good guy who loved his family. I don't know if this will ever reach Owen's wife or kids, or the Hart family. I will take a chance that maybe it will and tell you this. On January 2, 1997 my first cousin Brian jumped off of a bridge and killed himself. He was 22. Brian and I were like brothers. We were cousins, but we both grew up across the street from one another. At the time of his death, I had a really bad gut feeling. It's really hard to describe it. It was like time stood still for five minutes after I heard about it. It kind of feels like your heart is sinking, and all of a sudden you feel very alone. I hate that feeling. My heart sank again when I read what happened to Owen. My cousin did have some problems that were mental, however he wasn't one to ever show them to me. This was the first experience of death for me in my life. I had never had anyone this close to me die before. I cried every day. I cried, I cried, and I cried some more. There were times that i cried so much that I couldn't cry any longer, if you know what i mean. It was so bad that I used to find a place to hide at work when I felt it coming on. It was the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with in my life. I didn't think it was something I would ever be able to get over. Brian was all I thought about. All day, everyday. I found myself not enjoying activities that I loved any longer, because all I could think about was him. Suicide is darn tough one to understand. I want to say this to you, I know Owen's death is the hardest thing you have ever gone through in your life. I know you have heard this before, but time heals the pain. I didn't believe it at first but believe me it's true. Once I got over the initial shock, which for me lasted about four months, i started to feel better. Every morning it got a little easier to get up, every night it took me less time to fall asleep. It's something that's difficult because you never want to forget about the loved one you lost, but you also don't want to keep reliving the moment when you found out he was gone. It's a guilt thing. Please believe me. I would like to extend my thoughts and prayers to the entire Hart family, especially his wife and two kids. Owen is in a better place, he's happy now. God will take care of him, he looks after good people. I am sorry this is so long, I honestly never intended it to be. I would like to conclude by saying this: Owen Hart made me proud to be a Canadian. God Speed. Michael Reid Whitby, Ontario
  My name is Shane Downs and I am six years old. I am very sorry for your loss and hope you will feel better soon. Owen and Bret are my favorites, and I watch them on old tapes all the time. Owen was a good guy and that is important to remember. I hope everything works out O.K. Your biggest fan, Shane Downs.
  I am a fan of Owen's and my prayers are with the family. It is regrettable what has happened; however knowing Owen like we presume to, he would not have it any other way----leaving doing something he loved so much. Keeping that in mind is the only thing that keeps this tragedy from being worse than it already is. A word to Bret; NOW is the time move politically and make the powers that be give the title shot you have deserved for oh-so-long----dedicate the title hunt to Owen{no one or nothing can stop you then}. My God Bless the entire Hart family. ANTHONY R. CLEMONS,LPN
  I am preciously sorry for what happened. I have watched him for many years and he was always a good wrestler. I liked when he was teamed up with his brother and brother in law for a few years. I have watched wrestling for many years and have always liked to see Davie boy Smith, and his brother Bret Hart. I've loved watching you all. You all seem to be really pretty good in the ring. I really liked the Wrestlemania, Monday Night RAW and all of the other events.Thankyou Owen wherever you are for the many years of entertainment. Sincerely, Ramon from NY
  We are very sad to hear about Owen he was a really good wrestler and we hope that everyone is doin okay. We hope that his kids and wife are making out okay.We will all miss Owen and he will always hold a special place in our hearts. Love from fans...Sherry Jones, Brock Jones, Sara Hemond, Ed Renstrom, Austin Hemond-Renstrom
  hi,, to owens family,,my deepest sympathy goes out to you all,, I,ve never had the pleasure of meeting,, him,, but if it,s any consolation,, he is with a very elite group of people now,, one being my mom who passed away in october,,i live in cochrane alberta,, and i watched these guys grow up,, and they are wonderful boys,,,,,,your tragedy was just healing from the death of your nephew,, ,,a couple of years ago,, it,s just not fair,, i cried for you,, and i know many who are crying for you,,,,,,,,i hope god helps you through this Linda Langille xoxoxoxoxox Rest in everlasting peace Owen xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox
  hartless the shock of the loss still rings in my mind the answers to the questions are so hard to find i stood by your side good times and bad i would laugh when you made them mad i felt like i knew like i knew you like a dear friend i just cant beleave this is the end you had so much left to do canada is so proud of you we will never forget are fallen hart and with your death the changes will start they chanted nugget night after night now they realize they it wasn't right the silence in crowd is all you hear they realize owen is nolonger here the wwf became hartless that tragic night what you made him do just wasn't right RIP OWEN YOU WILL BE MISSED BY YOUR TRUE FANS ... GOODBYE OLD FRIEND John (Hart Fan) Ubdegrove
  I remember when owen and davy boy smith were supposed to have a title match for the european title because of an argument the night before,but before the match could get out of hand,bret came down and told both of them he loved them and they shouldnt fight.they came to their senses and the hart foundation was created.rest in peice owen michael cooke 13 edmonton, alberta
  Owen, you were a very humorous person. The most humorous times were when you were telling everyone you were not the Blue Blazer. Also you made a great humorous speech when you won the King of the Ring. I remember when you were under the Blue Blazer mask and a wrestler pull it off and you were so embrassed. My greatest memory of you were when you and Davy Boy Smith were together. Then Bret came along to form The Hart Foundation. These humorous moments will not ever happen again. There will not be another wrestler who will be as humorous as you or take you place. Rest in peace in heaven and may God take good care of you. My memories will be with you. Thank you for the humor that you entertain us with.
  Miles Away (song by Winger 1990 made into poem) miles away, when times were tough you were there by our side but now you're gone, we're so tired of being without you loneliness doesn't fade away time won't forget what you meant to us, miles away hold on to the dreams that you have now you're miles away in heaven but sometimes i reach out and hope you're still here just when I need you the most you are miles away
  we feel so sad to learn of the untimely demise of owen. he was able to establish his own legacy in the entire wrestling world. he was a great loss to hs family and fans. our deep symphaty and prayers go to his loved ones. from the manapat family of los angeles, california
  When a Friend Dies. When a friend dies You begin to cry And you hurt deep inside Nothing can replace the friend you lost And life goes on but with on amazing cost. Owen you were that friend and you will be missed a poem by david dowd
  Dear Hart family: I would like to send my condolences on the tragic death of Owen. I was in a state of shock when i heard of his death and even more shocked that the ppv event continued. The event should have been cancelled out of respect for Owen. The WWF has lost a fan in me because of their callous attitude towards the death of one of their employees. I now see that Vince McMahon is only after the all mighty dollar and does not care about the people who work for him. A fan of the Hart Foundation , Dwayne Sokoliuk
  You know I grew up watching OWEN, BRET, AND THE BULL DOG and as I have said before I have had the pleasure of meeting the bull dog but I also got to really see these men as not just wrestlers but people with family's thanks to BRET A&E special. I saw that it was not really about the famae that drove them to be the best of the best but it's was the pleasure of seeing the crowed and the fans that made it for them. Owen was one of them kind of men that the world only gets to have once in a life time, a true lover of the job he did and not a slave to the job and he was a family man as he showed my maybe not to the wwf fans but if you really looked at him not as a wrestlers but as a human being you could see it. Thanks Owen for all you have done and may your family seek comfort and strength in the love you left behind for them.
  Dear Hart Family, I am very shocked and upset to hear of the death of Owen Hart. I know you must be very devistated and heartbroken. I just felt to need to ovffer my words and prayer to help you through this difficult time. Owen and Bret were my two favorite wrestlers, because they had so much class. The only reason I even began watching the WWF is because of Owen and Bret. My favorite match was the survivor series a few years back when Bruce, Keith, Bret, and Owen wreslted together against Shawn Michaels. It made me realize what an incredible family the Hart family is. The only thing that I know to say that might take away some of the pain is God will take care of you and Owen. God has a special plan for everyone; He will wipe away your tears and help you throught this difficult time. And Owen will be looking down from heaven, watching you all. I will keep you in my prayers, may God bless you. Sincerely, Laura Kay Young
  Bonjour, My name is Sebastien Linglet, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I'm a good wrestling fan's but not like the other one. I love to see wrestling match cause it's in our culture everywhere in Canada, specially in Quebec and Alberta. The Hart family have always been true canadians. I'm not afraid to say that i vote yes to what you know so called "Referendum". But that's not the question. what i know is i got some feeling of been a canadian and not just a quebecer. Hockey is a reason cause it's our national sports across canada. The music and some artist such as Sarah McLachlan who drive from her home in Vancouver once to come in Montreal in a fund raising to help people from Saguenee-Lac St-Jean cause of natural disasters 3 or 4 years ago... etc. But there's also another reason and that one is the Hart family. I was in Montreal for the last match of Bret Hart in the WWF. It was a Pay-Per-View across North-America. Anyone knowps and remember that Bret and Owen loved coming to the ring with the Candian flag. They do it proudly. And the night of the survivor series, Bret came down with not only the Canadian flag but also the Quebec flag knowing the political situation in Canada. My heart was pomping good. I was so happy. And i got to say... i was proud to be canadian seeing that Bret was caring the two flags. He never did politic talk on the situation. Owen Hart is the same king of guy. The Hart family is all about that. True Canadian! And you give me the feeling to be proud of been Canadian. I always knew that wrestling people where very close. This is why a like it. Without knowing Owen Hart, i can believe every thing is said about Owen. I love is personnality so much. Ans let me say it's not only a sad day in canada for wrestling fans... it's a sad time for all canadian to loose a so proud human heart like Owen was and will always be. The only thing i can do now, like Tripple H (Jean LeVesque) ... is cry.... All my prays to the Hart family
  Dearest owen, your death shocked me beyond words and i took it personally.i had been watching you wrestle for a long time now.i held the newspaper in my hands and juz kept saying "oh my god,oh my god.." fragments of memories of your time in the wwf kept flashing and rushing across my disturbed mind.this is real,u left us all behind.i used to lose myself in this fancy world of wrestling and u spiced up this game...a game that proved to be fatal.all these are history but memories of you will stay forever...memories of the owen hart who is so alive.no amount of words could ease the pain and only time can heal our shattered hearts. my love goes out to your family and i pray that you will rest in peace and that your strength and memory will help your family get through this extremely painful and difficult period. the ring is where you belong,in life and in life... juz like bret,you are the best there is,the best there was and the best there ever will be. i miss you and i'll write another very long email to you and your family.anyone can contact me at kissz81@hotmail.com ....especially bret hart and family.
  I just wanted to say that the world of wrestling lost a very great person last Sunday. Owen Hart was a remarkable wrestler, and from all accounts, an even greater person and family man. He was able to put a smile on a lot of people's faces, including mine: and it really hurts to lose someone who could do that so well. Owen, you will be missed; however,you will never be forgotten. After all, you said it yourself: There may be a little bit of the Blue Blazer in all of us. I know you are in a better place now, Owen. Rest in peace. Domenic Trotti
  Hello, I'm Christophe from Belgium and I was very shocked wen I heard the news. And Of course, I wasn't the only one in shoc. The whole wrestling world was in shoc. And the most terrible part of it was that the entire Hart family would be in shoc. It's difficult to say something right now to his family but I'll try. Our prayers are with you and with Owen. A tragic accident took his life sunday night and there is no way we can go back. Even if we all want it so bad. He always looked so friendly and I guess he was very funny too outside the ring. He was definitly a greatFather, brother, son. I'm a big Hitman fan and I always liked his family. The times their were the Hart Foundation was great.Then when Bret leaved the WWF there was still one Hart left: Owen! Jeff and Owen were an new Tag team and I loved them.Why such thing happened nobody will ever know, I just want to say (as a wrestling fan and especcially a Hart fan) it was shocking to all of us. May the force be with Helen, Stu , Martha and kids , Bret , Keith , the other brothers and sisters , Davey , Jim , all the rest of the family and also to every wrestler and every one of us who are in pain. A pain that will never dissapear. Owen , there will always be a place for you in my heart. goodbye
  Owen had touched everybodies hearts in the wwf and SW. Even if he was a heel you could tell he loved his brother and his family. He showed he loved his family by talking about them so much. He even hugged his mom on public tv. That is kinda hard to do. He showed he loved his brother by dedicating a match to him while Bret was in a wheelchair on raw. I dont know if you remember it but he said this is for my brother Bret. Even when they started booing he still didn't change his mind. Owen may God be with you and rest your soul in peace. We loved You Steve Young
  Owen Hart will be remembered upon the WWF and he will be sawly missed by his fans all over the world. I heard that Bret Hart said "Owen was'nt keen on doing this stunt but the WWF talked him back into it." A lot of critic also say that Owens Blue Blazer costume was to blame for the accident. My views are i think that the WWF should be sued for what happened. Bret added later on"Owen should of had a safety wire on. Me and Martin Mason will remember Owen as someone who takes his vitamins,says his prayers,eats his cookies and drink his milk.
  I never really watch wwf but I did know of Owen Hart not just by his brother but by the many times I turn the channel and saw him win a match and see was having fun with his job and letting the fan have fun at the same time. I never thought that he would die at such and early age. But the really sad part is he died at such an early age just trying to entertain the fans. I sure will miss you and I will always remember you and what you did for the viewer. Kara from Kentucky
  DEarest Martha & Family, How Are You & The Kids? I Hope That You'Re All Fine And In Good Health. I'M Sending My Condolences To You, Oje & Athena. I Know What You Must Be Going Through Because I Lost Someone Very Dear To Me Three Years Ago. I Share My Grief With You & I Hope For The Best For Everybody. I Know That There Will Be A Big Turn Out For Owen'S Funeral. I Am For Sure Going To Be There As Well As Thousands Of Supporters. In Closing I Pray For You, Oje, Athena & The Entire Hart Family For The Best. Sincerely, Deen.
  I have been watching wrestling since I was about six, and since owen first got there I have watch him. Hearing the news I felt like all others in shock and disbelief. This is so hard for all of us. my heart goes out the the hart family and to all who knew him. we will miss you owen rip. keria
  With Deepest Sympathy At this time of loss, may precious memories comfort you . Sincere Condolences George Stephenson & Family Fred Shaddick - Owen Sound Ontario
  I remember when I first saw Owen I did not really take to him but as the years went on I liked him more and more. Tthen at wrestlemania 10 he wresled his brother Bret, well at that time I did not know who to root for becaause I liked them both. On May 23 1999 when I heard what happened I was shocked and had tears in my eyes and wanted to know why did he die. Ever since I have been following the story and cutting out very article from the papers and saving all the articles from the internet. I am really sorry for his wife and two kids but I know that the memory of Owem would carry on in his wife, kids, memories from the video's and all the articles which I have. Owen I love you and will never forget you. Michelle Singh, Age 17
  I still remember that match at WrestleMania X, with Bret and Owen, and with Owen Winning.. I remember throwing stuff at the screen, and doing typical stuff when you don't like the outcome of a movie... I also remember the parody of the Nation of Domination that Degeneration-X did, with a wrestler/comedian by the name of Jason Sensation doing the imitation of Owen... I found that Funny.... also it goes to show you that Owen's talent and act should not be copied by any other WWF superstar... I also remember being one of the fans chanting Nugget. If I had known then what I knew now, I probably would have never done it. Tho personally I never liked Owen's ring persona, I'm sure he was a great person outside of the ring, and my heart goes out to his family, His wife and kids... his parents, brothers and sisters... And I'm left with a couple of final thoughts on his death. Tho I'm not much into religion, there must have been a higher purpose for Owen... one that we may never see... and I also see it that Owen died doing what he loved best. That is entertaining the crowd.
  remember the first time I saw Owen Hart. It was during a "Tour De' Force" in Sacramento California, back in 94, I think. He was there, along with Diesel, Tatanka, and Yokozuna. I believe he was there in a tag match. I never got the opprotunity to see him again. I will always remember his spirit and love for his fans. You will always have a place in my heart. I miss you terribly. :( Your devoted fan, Candace Rene' Doscher chiyah7@yahoo.com
  We will pray for you and your family. From The Millar's
  Since day one, Owen Hart has been one of the very few wrestlers we actually found reason to respect. It was never "Just a Job" to him, and he made that known who all. It was his love for wrestling and his fans that made him so easy to admire. Something he didn't take for granted. He truly respected the sport and those who respected him, something you see very rarely as of late. Upon hearing of his death we sat in disbelief for hours, unwilling to believe what we deemed a "rumor." Yet, still it was not...and We would love nothing more than to express our deepest sympathy for the Hart family, as well as acknowledge his greatness! R.I.P. OWEN HART!! You will be sorely missed by all!!!!!! Jeremiah McCalip & Casandra Curtis Houston, Texas
  OWen Was Truly A Great He Will Always Be A Big Part Of Wwf In My Eyes He Led The Way And Was Never Ever Afraid To Take The Chances He Did He Proved That In Life There Is Only One Way And That Is Go Out And Give It Your Best Shot Never Accept Anything Better Than The Best As For His Family I Believe That They Had Should Wwf What It Means To Be A Winner And To Be Part Of A Sport In Which There Are Very Little Rules They Led The Way And Owen Gave It His Best Right Up To The Very End God Bless Ans We Will Always Keep Him In Our Minds And Prayers From Graig Rahme Age : 15 South Africa
  I Think That Owen Hart Was One Of The Best Wrestlers I Have Ever Actually Seen Perform. Because I Was At Wwf Over The Edge In Kansas City And When He Fell Ooh It Was Harendas . I Can Just Say That I Give Allot Of Sym Pathy To His Parents . And Bret Hart His Brother But That Speech That Bret Did Was Really Good . His Mum And His Dad Must Be Going Through So Much Heartache At The Moment But Just To Skim It Dowm A Little Underneath Owen Was A Brilleant Athlete And A Wonderful Person Inside . Michael Simpson 12yrs
  I am from England, and it came as a real shock to hear the news. I always considered the Hart family to be the finest in the WWF. Both Owen and Bret, along with the Bulldog and the Anvil, were fine competitors in the ring. While one questions how he was allowed to be doing acrobatics, it must be remembered that Owen died doing what he loved. He will be remembered as both a Canadian hero, and as a great entertainer. He will be sorely missed, and in my opinion the era when Owen was on top, with Bret as a 'rival' was possibly the best entertainment the WWF ever provided. His great agility, with a dogged, indomitable determination and top-class ring technique made him almost unbeatable. He has to be amongst the greatest athletes ever to grace the squared-circle. ALWAYS A STAR.
  Owen hart was not the best wrestler ever but he always tried his hardest and put his heart in to what he was doing. he was really good and people should have never called him a nugget. what happened is very sad and i think that the world wrestling federation should not have taken it that far just to entertain people in the stands. bret and the rest of the hart family,you will be in my prayers. Elijah Dalton
  Our condolences to you Stu and your families. Macdonald, Eileen Summersgill, and families.
  I WISH HE COULD OF LIVED TO SAY GOODBYE TO HIS FAMILY AND CHILDEREN,AND I WIWSH HE COULD OF BEEN THE WWF CHAMPION,IN EVERYONES HART HE WAS A GREAT CHAMPION
  Owen Hart was loved by everyone in this world. byebye
  As an English speaking journalist covering a huge martial arts event in Quebec City, I was confused when someone started waving a French newspaper in my face last Monday morning. When they realize that I didn't understand, they started saying 'Owen Hart'. I looked closer to find the blonde haired wrestling super-star laid out in the ring with paramedics surrounding him. Not being able to read what the paper said, I was still in the dark as to the fate of this native Calgarian. I soon found an English newspaper and my fears were confirmed. Calgary's golden boy was dead. I was shocked, and deeply saddened. How could this have happened! Now back at home Calgary, I find daily accounts of Owen's passing and loving messages of tribute gracing the pages of the newspapers. In this past week, I have learned more about Owen, than I ever knew before. He was a spouse, a parent and a human being with a high visibility, high risk job. Just two years my senior, my heart breaks at how very uncertain and fragile life is. If we can all learn just one lesson from Owen's passing, it will be to life well and really love those around us. Our life is not a dress rehearsal - we've got to give it our all. In a few minutes the ceremony to lay you to rest will begin, and I have one final wish for you - may god bless you and keep you Owen, as he comforts and consoles your family, friends and fans around the world. (Especially your loving wife Martha and your two small children). Linda Parsons Editor Action Martial Arts Magazine - Canada
  If there was ever a human being that did'nt fit with the "image" many wrestlers portray it was Owen. If there ever was a human being who was truly "human" it was Owen Hart. peace forever, Kent, Ontario
  like everyone, we felt Owen was a terrific wrestler. The sentiments express how we feel. DEATH IS NOTHING AT ALL Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I, and you are you. Whatever we were to each other that we still are. Call me by my familiar name, speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the jokes we enjoyed together. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was, let it be spoken without effort, without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; there is unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. "All is well" Writtenn by the CANON (HENRY SCOTT HOLLAND) 1847 - 1918 St. Paul's Cathedral London, U.K. I hope that this message might reach the Hart family. It has consoled many people in it's time. Our warmest thoughts go out to you The Silva Family
  I cannot even begin to express how angry I am at the WWF for continuing with the program after Owen's tragic death live on pay per view. I am disgusted. I am a 25 year old, college educated woman and I've followed wrestling since I was about 12. Never again will I support the WWF organization. I'll never pay money for a pay per view WWF event again nor will I ever again attend a WWF event. My heart goes out to the entire Hart family. I know that in some of the storylines over the years, Owen did unpleasant things, but when you saw him outside of the wrestling arena with his family, you could see what a kind, gentle and warm hearted man he was. Shame on the WWF for not giving Owen the respect he deserved. Shame on the WWF for thinking more about money than the tragic death of this wonderful man. We'll miss you, Owen. Renee Smiley
  There is a rule in our house...don't talk during wrestling...and always cheer the Canadians...and that means cheering the Harts!! My best friend knew your family, I only know you through my husband's love of wrestling...we send our condolences, prayers and warm hugs during this time of grief. During the Monday night tribute I watched his face, and saw the tears in his eyes...he was so truly shocked and grieved... What a shock it was to hear about Owen's accident, what a tragedy!! And to me the greatest tragedy is that you, his family, no longer have him in your lives as a living, prankstering, loving, gentle presence. His greatest legacy is the love that is shown and that grows...people are drawn together through this and will become more caring and compassionate. Knowing that this will be just one of thousands and thousands I wish to also say that the biggest impact wrestling has had on me is watching the wrestlers and their sense of family and community. They are very similar to rodeo cowboys in that regard and that adds tremendously to my respect for them. I come from a long line of Alberta farmers/ranchers and we understand the need to stick together when on the road, and to be competitative in the ring (or arena). May the Lord grant you bright blessings always and in all ways! Shanyn & Darcy Craig also from Sherry Jones, Dean Craig, Jack Craig & Andy the corgi (who loves wrestling!) Many people complain that roses have thorns, I for one am grateful that the thorns have roses.
  I had alot of great memories of Owen.I cant name am all.He so great and so good I wish he was still alive to keep the memories coming. OWEN WE WILL ALL MISS YOU,FOREVER!
  I would like to express my deepest sympathies and sorrow to the entire Hart family and especially Owens's children and wife. I wish I knew how to express into words how much of a loss I feel as a fan. I grew up watching the Hart Foundation and the entire Hart family on television since I was a little girl. Owen, Bret and the Hart family were our Canadian hero's in Wrestling. He will surely be missed by all of the Canadian wrestling fans who knew how much he loved his family, his fans and this sport and I will miss seeing him on TV every week, watching wrestling will never be the same for me. I will pray for Owen's children and the entire family to get through this tragic time and I will remember that Owen was a hero, and always will be. The King of Harts will live in our Hearts forever! R.Kanhai Toronto, Canada
  My memories of Owen Hart are how much of a charasmatic and acomplished wrestler he was. I remember many hours of watching Owen wrestle. I had seen classic matches with Owen and Stone Cold Steve Austin. I will miss Owen Hart. May The good Lord Bless his spirit and Owen's family and keep them safe. I know The Devine Mother is watching over him.
  First of all, my thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hart family and extended family. I've been watching wrestling on TV since I was 5, and now an 31. I loved watching Stampede Wrestling from the early 80s to the end. It was better than what we had in Vancouver, and what was shown from Toronto. Having seen Bret and Owen and the rest of the Stampede wrestlers from the beginning of the career to the present, it's pains me as a fan to see this senseless death. I've never met Owen, but in watching him from when he was 18/20 yrs old, I feel that he was a part of me. I enjoyed watching his high flying moves and intensity in the ring, especially in Stampede wrestling. He will be missed by many. It was nice that the WWF did the special highlight reel of Owen, but I would like to see the Stampede highlights of Owen. Owen, The Best the IS, the Best there ever will be, and the best there ever was, rest in peace my friend. You will not be forgotten. God bless, F Quan
  My sympathys to the entire Hart family I am from England UK, my children have watched Owen and Brett since they were very young, too young to understand the rules but took enjoyment from watching them. < they are now 11 and 12 yrs old > We were shocked at the news, and my eldest was inconsolable for several days But I feel compelled to say, your boys have been an inspiriation to me, showing my children that siblings can get along together with love, compassion and understanding. Stu and Helen they are a credit to you I just am so sorry that our enjoyment of a sport has robbed you of a son, your children a brother, Martha a husband and most of all Oje and Athena a kind and loving father.... Forgive us all May you find peace in the knowledge he was loved by so many And may he rest in peace Denise, Ryan 12 & Rebecca 11
  >Dear Hart family >With our deepest condolences of the lost of a great wrestler owen hart we wish to say we are sorry. My husband is one of the most deicated watcher and will always remeber owen.we both have lost a love one my husband lost his wife at the young age of 26 and had to look after a baby on his own so he says he know what you are going though martha and it is sad,he also belives one of the sisters baby sat him when he was young.I my self wish all the best to you all and the kids it will take time.I am sure if we get alot of people together we mit be heard that wrestling is not what it use to be maybe we can change it.Martha i think owen would like for you to be strong for him as he sure was. you guys are all great people.We will remeber him for all the good things he has done with the children and may more. We will pray for you all my 7 year old girl thought the would of all the heart boys but her boyfriend as she calls them is owen and brett but her main one was owen she wanted to marry him when she got to be of age,we would tell her we are sorry but he is already married with 2 loving kids but she would say oh well he can have me to, it is so funny what kids think now a days. but i will close had wish you all the best keep a chin up he is watching over you guys. hope when you have a little time after a while you will write. > >THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH AND WE WILL BE THINKING OF YOU ALL FOR EVER > >MRS.BARB&RANDY Evans >BRANDY IS OUR DAUGHTER >I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW BRANDY LOST HER MUM WHEN SHE WAS 3 DAYS OLD SO LIKE I SAID WE DO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE ALL GOING THOUGH, NOT TO LONG AGO YOU LOST A CHILD AND NOW OWNE IT IS TIME FOR SOME GOOD TO COME YOUR WAY AND HOPE IT DOES YOU ALL NEED IT.
  Though owen had changed sides - with Bret , against Bret , with NOD , against Shawn , against Shamrock , he has always been my favourite . His moves are so technical and strikes without a mistake . He was always brave and challenged any one , any where . May his Sole Rest In Peace . Kaushik India
  To the Hart family and to all of Owen fans. Be strong and keep the faith because Owen would want you to not to worry about him he is in a better place now where their is no more pain or suffering from matches. So don't worry he is alright now. Norm
  I am fortunate to have known Owen during the mans short stay on this earth.I used to attend the events at the old Stampede Pavillion,on Friday nights,and when Owen was still a early teen,I used to buy my program from him,and talk about the card before it got started.I sat in the old Stampede Corral former home of the Calgary Wranglers,(occasionally seeing Owen at the games)in the second row ring side for Owens first match ever.The night was May,30,96,and that night Owen Hart teamed up with Ben Bassarab(who married one of the Hart Girls,Davy Boy Smith and Jim Neinhardt married sisters of Owens)against Great Gama and Chic Scott.I knew from that first night that Owen would be something else.One of the wildest fights I have ever seen in North America was at the Stampede Pavillion on April,1,88when Owen teamed up with Jason the Terrible(Butch Moffatt)against Johnny Smith(Davy Boys brother)and Makan Singh in a bloody street fight.Owens matches with Lethal Larry Cameron were just as intense.I lost touch with Owen after he went to the WWF,however I am proud to say that I was a friend at the beginnig of his career.You will be sadly missed friend. R.I.P. Carl Ottawa,Ontario
  One memeory I have of Davey has been on my mind alot since Owen Hart's death. It was something that always made me feel connected to the Harts, as it showed them as wonderful people that lived for their families. All I can think about is that one memory that stands out in my mind above everything else. It was in July of 1997, the Hart Foundation was doing a Pay Per View in Calgary, and all the Harts were there..Brothers, sisters, spouses, grandchildren, and of course, Stu and Helen. I don't remember the match too vividly because all that I could pay attention to were the children that sat in the front row. All around the ring, kids of all ages..all belonging to the Harts. Yet in the midst of all the children, there were only a few that stood out in my eyes. They were sitting, but a few seats apart from each other, all with bright eyes as they stood and watched the matches. There was one boy that seemed no older than 11 or 12 who stood cheering and following the matches with such an intense stare...especially when Davey Boy Smith would enter the ring. There was a little boy, much younger than the first that caught my eye, he looked to be some 5 years old, as he stood against the guard rail following the matches. Besides these two boys, I also noticed two young girls. One was very young, just a little baby girl, as her mother held her, as she stared at the match. The other just a seat down was also just a little girl, but a bit older, maybe 8 or 9. Anyway, as I watched these children in the background, I wondered who they were, whose children they were, especially the first older boy I saw who couldn't seem to get his eyes off the ring..I soon found out. As the match concluded, the Hart Foundation celebrated, and the family started pouring into the ring...I can recall very vividly that the first grandchild to enter the ring was the one boy I couldn't take my concentration off of. He ran into the ring, and proudly went straight to Davey Boy Smith, who had a smile on his face. The boy jumped into Davey Boy's arms as he raised him into the air and the boy gave the "number 1" sign. Then it hit me, that boy was Davey's son. It seemed like it fit after I thought about it for a second, the look in the boy's eyes, the intensity, the obvious knowledge of the sport that seemed to radiate from the boy, as he stood proud with his Dad. Not more than 2 minutes later, I saw the second boy in Owen's arms, smiling proudly as Owen held him high. Soon after, the two girls were in the arms of those two men. The youngest in Owen's embrace, and the older girl in Davey's arms. Hugging their Daddies, at that moment, I realized that these men are more than just wrestlers..They're Daddy to somebody..Daddy and a Hero. The men looked so proud as they held their children. It was one of those things that you don't really expect, and when it happens, it's such a wonderful surprise..It made me smile, and at the same time, made me feel like crying. It was one of the most touching seens I had ever seen in professional wrestling, and in Life. Something about the look in their eyes that I would never forget. Today, as I write this, nearly two years later, I mourn. Davey Boy Smith, may never wrestle again..(I heard that him and his son dream to some day tag team together..That would be beautiful.) Even though he will never let his dream die, and if he does return to the ring, will he ever have a moment as great as that? That makes me cry to think that I will never see him that happy..As does something else. Owen Hart. My once beloved Hart has passed on, and now rests in Heaven. As I look back, I can't help but cry, cry, cry. That moment was truely Once-in-a-lifetime, and for Owen, will never happen again. All that I have to say, before I end, is God Bless, Owen, God Bless Davey Boy, And Please, God Bless those four children who grew loving those two men more than anything...Harry Smith 13, Georgia Smith 11, Oje Hart 7, and little baby Athena Hart 3.
  To the Hart Family. It was with a great deal of sadness that I learned of Owen Hart's death. I felt as if one of my heros had been taken from the world. I grew up watching Owen wrestle, way back in stampede wrestling, when he would do matches with his brother Bruce and Brett. I can remember sitting on my Gramma's kitchen floor watching a nine inch black and white set. There is nothing that I can say that will make any difference in how you all feel right now, you have lost father, son, husband, brother, uncle, in law. I wish there was. I just wanted you to know that for me Owen always represented good things, not just in wrestling, but in general. His chairity work, his willingness to spend time on fans, and his professionalism when it came to wrestling. I will miss seeing him on my T.V., and I don't think that I will ever be able to watch professional wrestling again without compairing those on the programs against Owen. I suspect that most will be found lacking be that yardstick. My condolances and regrets, Jory McMillan.
  To the Hart family and friends, My prayers are with you and your loved ones. I remember watching Stamped Wrestling when I was a young girl and was so happy when it came to Red Deer so that I could see Owen Hart up close and personal. He was truly THE GREATEST WRESTLER OF ALL TIME THEN AND NOW!!. I was so happy to get his autograph and to this day I still treasure it. I remember telling all my friends how lucky I was to get Owen's autograph and they would all laugh at me. But who's laughing now. Owen thank you for taking the time to autograph a picture for a little girl out in the crowd. It meant a lot then and means a lot today. Here is a poem written just for you Owen by Sandy Berreth, O is for who he is and was "Owen" W is for him being so Wonderful E is for him being Enjoyable N is for Never forgotton H is for his big Heart A is for the Apple of his family's eyes R is for the Rest he found in heaven T is for the Tears shed for him OWEN HART was a wonderful, enjoyable man who had a big heart. He was and is the Apple of his family's eyes. OWEN HART will never be forgotton. May he find rest and peace in Heaven with the Lord; but not without tears shed by those left behind. May God be with all of you. Sandy Berreth
  I didn't really think Owen was the best wrestler ,but my prayers go out to Owen's family ad friends and the people who loved him the most! thank-you, Jessica
  TO THE HART FAMILY AND OWENS WIFE I WOULD LIKE TO SEND MY REGARDS IM VERY SORRY TO SEE THIS HAPPEN
  I have watched owen for years well bret to . Bret is my favorite . I did like owen as well . I remeber Owen as the Rocket more then the Blazer. I rember watching him and thought he was good . Owen came into his own and the stuff he did as the Blue Blazer . When he would say owen who . Made me laugh . I did get to me Bret and Owen once for a brief time both of them where nice and down to earth people who cared about fans . I was at the match that night in St. Paul minnesota when Brian Pillman that was his last match . I was in shock when I heard he died. I may not have know Owen Personally and he may not had been my friend but he values and principles and I agreed with alot he and both bret had had to say . After Bret left WWF Owen became my favorite in WWF . I was thrilled to see him winning more titles and become more reconized . I was at home watching Pay Per View that night . When they had said he fell . I lost interest in the whole thing and could not watch it . Later on when I heard he died I cried and I thought I did not know him . I cried because he was a humane being and I cried for his family . ANd the next night watching raw I cried along with them . Then today reading about the funeral and Bret's touching tribute to Owen . I will never forget Owen . He was one of a kind and became part of my Tv family Thank you Owen for all the years and memories in WWF . You will be missed always . I even decidated a tribute page to Owen on my well bret hart and foundation page . My heart goes to the hart family and prayers are with you . I have never cried as much as I am now over someone famous I did not know . My heart never felt so empty or never miss anyone as I will miss Owen . My friend told me God sent an angel and it was Owen and then he called him home because he wanted and needed an angel like Owen in Heaven . She has a new puppy and named him Owen . She was a huge Owen hart fan . and wanted me to send her prayers along. Good bye Owen you will always be remember and loved Dawn - from Minnesota
  I was'nt much of a wrestling fan but what little I did, I was most impressed with the Harts, being Canadian & he seemed like a nice guy from all I read about him. I am so sorry to have heard of such a loss to the Hart family. Sincely, R. Lewis (Atlantic Canada)
  Martha, Oje & Athena I just wanted to write and say that I'm sorry for the death of Owen. My prayers are with you. I hope that you all find the strength to carry on. I'm sure that's what Owen would want. Martha, I sure hope you get your day of "reckoning". It was a senseless tragedy. God Bless, Darrin Willeford
  TO THE HART FAMILY, My thoughts and prayers are with you all in your time of loss.It's a mighty big loss but one Owen would want you to over come by remembering the good times you had together.Today society lacks in morals from wrestling to day to day living.My 4yr.old son loves to watch wrestling but its a shame because we have to monitor what he sees. At one time he would grab his self and say suck this.Is this what wrestlers want kids to learn from them?What happened to clean fighting and the morals of the wrestling society?Be thankful that you was truly blessed with one of the few wrestlers that didn't let his morals go to waste.He was one to be very proud of. Godspeed, TLS
  itęs easy, I will ever forget owen hart ..Thatęs it
  GOD BLESS YOU OWEN HART KING OF HARTS I LOVE YOU SO MUCH !!!!!!!! MANDI MORGAN MMANDI@HOTMAIL .COM
  FIrst And For Most, My Deepest Sympathy To Owen'S Family Especially To His Two Kids And Wife. My Younger Brother Daniel Is The Biggest Owen Hart Fan Let Alone Wrestling Fan That I Know. When Owen Sadly Died, My Brother Was Crying In His Room And Didn'T Come Out For Awhile. So You Can See How Much This Can Affect The Younger Fans Of Wrestling. I'M Strong Enough To Cope And I'M Sure All Of You Other Older Fans Are, We Have To Keep Strong For The Younger Kids Especially If You Have Younger Brothers Or Sisters.Anyway Owens Heart Will Forever Remain In My Heart Aswell As His Millions Of Fans Out There. So Stay Strong And Dont Stop Watching Wrestling. Signing Off-Rosalyn Johansson R.I.P Owen Hart P.S In The End It Is The Best Ones Which Get Taken Away From Us.
  We had sent a sympathy card to the Hart family c/o the WWF but I wanted also to express our sincerest symapthy in the death of Owen. In watching all the wrestling matches he's been in (we've been watching for what seems like forever), the people kind of grow on you and even though you personally have never met them, they are a part of you. When we heard of the death of Owen it was horrible. I must have cried all day. Even watching all his fellow friends and wrestlers speaking about times spent with him and what type of person he was, really hit the tears. Owen will always live on in our hearts and our mind. We have 2 small boys and i just couldn't imagine what his wife is going thru, how hard it must be. Our condolences go out to all of his family. He will surely be missed. The Pascoe Family Harrison Maine
  Owen Hart was great in so many ways. I have so many fond memories of Owen even more then most people that I know. Owen made people laugh at almost anything. He made wrestling more enjoyable. Bottom line, Owen was a great man!
  When I was about 12, my family and I went to see the WWF when they cam to Oklahoma City. I remember painting my brothers' faces like the Legion of Doom and painting big hearts and "HITMAN" across my face. We had front row seats and when Owen and Koko B. Ware came out, I grabbed Owen and told him that I loved his brother. He looked at me, a little girl with glitter in her hair and paint on her face, and said "I see that" laughed, and walked on to the ring. Owen will be greatly missed by this, his brother's biggest fan. Thanks for the memory, Owen!
  I would like to send all my love and prayers out to the Hart family, Owen's friends, and his many many fans. I have been a fan of Owen's since 1993, and I cannot begin to tell you how much joy he brought to my life. I attended many of his live matches and also faithfully watched him on TV. What drew me to Owen right from the start was, not only his talent in the ring, but the aura of goodness that surrounded him. He was a very very special human being. I was fortunate enough to meet Owen once in 1995, and he kindly signed autographs and posed for pictures with my son, his friend, and myself. Owen, I already miss you so very much. I thank God that you were put on this earth. God bless you and your family, friends, and fans. May the Lord surround all of you with His infinite love and comfort. With love and prayers, Carla Dinsmore
  We miss Owen, All your fans and friends love you and never forget you. Love your fan from Minnesota.
  I canęt believe it. It happened two weeks ago and I still canęt believe it. I got the news the day after this awful accident when in the TV text I read the headline "tragic death in wrestling ring" ...My first thought was "donęt let it be one of the Harts". When I then read about Owenęs death I was shocked and full of disbelief. I have been a wrestling fan for many years now and Owen was and still is one of those I like best. I have seen so many of his fights, I have seen him win and lose, I have seen him happy and angry, I have seen him as a good guy and as a bad boy, but what I can remember best is a picture of him with his wife Martha and his little boy Oje, who was only three then. I see Owen holding his son in his arms and I see Oje laughing at his daddy. I wonęt forget that. Itęs not the wrestler I cry for, maybe itęs not even Owen himself as a human being I cry for. I know him in a better place right now and I guess we donęt have to be sorry for him but for the ones he left behind. Itęs his family I cry for when I try to imagine all the pain and the sorrow they have to live with. If even we, the fans, are so shocked and full of tears, we, who never had a chance to meet him, to get to really know him, what must his family be going through right now. I donęt know it and I guess nobody can know it. I feel so sorry for all of them but I canęt tell how much. Itęs all so different now. Everytime I watch wrestling on TV now I have to think of Owen and of his children. When I see them wrestle I see Owen fall and I have to start crying. And I didnęt know him at all ! May time give his family a chance to go on living without him, to live without crying everytime they see his picture in the eyes of his children. I will go on praying for Owen and especially for the family he loved so much. God bless Athena and Oje and may he keep away any more pain from them. Rest in peace Owen ! D. Wolff, Germany
  Our memories of Owen were always good. He was my hero and favorite wrestler. I still cannot grab holt that he is gone.He will always live in my heart and my memories. OWEN WILL LIVE 4-LIFE LOVE , HEATHER
  The greatest memory that i can tell since i have been watching wrestling would have to be when owen won the king of the ring a year later after his brother bret had won it so i just goes to show how much of a strong and talented that Stu has made his family members,also i would like to add that the hart family is i my book the biggest asset to the WWF,and i can also remember a time whn i saw Owen at a Resturant in texas he i recognised him with the british bulldog and so went up to him and said could i have your autograph Mr,Hart he said shore so did the british bulldog and then owen said is there anything else i said there woulnd`nt be any of your T-shirt on him i could have he said only the one he had on so i said allright i will see you later then but then he said you can have the one i am wearing if you want and i said what will you wear he said i will do anything for the fans of WWF WRESTLING that is my story yours sincerly DAVID DIGGLE,TEXAS
  Just like to say i am a big fan of the Hart family and could you e-mail me. E-mail: Hitman1@breathemail.net
  I 've been a wrestling fan for nearly a decade , and Owen has been one of the greatest performers in and out of the ring that I have ever seen. I will never forget the classic feud he had with his brother Bret.Owen Hart will be badly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with his family.God bless you ,Owen ,you will never be forgotten . Kerstin Titze , Breitenbrunn , Germany e-mail 094951216@t-online.de
  "Hart,Tribute/Dedecation" To The Late-Great Champion,Owen Hart... May You Find Peace On The Other Side... Look Over Those's WhoYou Loved,And Watch Over Them From Above...We'll Miss You... The Blue Blazer's Fall,What A Losse To The Sport He Called Home The Blue Blazer's Fall,No Angal-Plot Line A Freak-Accadent,They Do Happen And What A Tragedy It Was And It Is A Wife Lost A Husband,Children Lost A Father Parent's Lost A Son,Brother And Sister's Lost A Brother The Wrestling-World Lost A True Superstar The Fan's Lost A Great Professional May He Rest In Peace He Lived For The Sport Of King's And Like The Loose-Cannon Before Him He Died For The Sport Too,In The End Love Him Or Hate Him He Played His Part,He Played His Role...Well Good Or Bad Like It Or Not,He Gave His All From Birth,It Was In His Blood From The Dungeon Of His Father, With His Brother's... He Followed His Birth Rite... He Followed Suite Of Those's Before His Footprint's He Wasn't Just Another Hart He Wasn't Just A Shadow,Or A Nugget He Toke His Place Among The Many And Stood-Out He May Not Of Been The Greatest But He Was Truely One Of The Best... And He Will Be Missed Rest In Peace,Owen... Know In Heart Of Many You Will Alway's Be And Remain A True-Real Champion... May Your Spirit Live On Forever In That Ring In The Sky,In The Great Beyond And We Know Heaven Needed A Champion And That's Why He Toke You... By:One Way Rider
  Now I would like to start off by sending the Hart family my condolences to the entire Hart family. Now I can understand your grief, but there is no need to lay blame anywhere. What happened was an accident. You could blame it on WWF's recent turn to a raunchier show, but this had nothing to do with Owen Hart's death. You seem to forget that Sting from World Championship Wrestling has performed the exact same stunt for close to 2 years now. Now to the argument of Vince McMahon airing the portions of the funeral on WWF Monday Night Raw. I am a student at Texas Tech University and I did not have the funds or the opportunity to attend Owen Hart's funeral or stand outside the chapel along with the rest of the crowd. Owen hart was one of my favorite wrestlers not only in the WWF, but in wrestling period. He possessed a gift and unfortunately it was taken from us way too soon. I will miss Owen deeply and being able to view the video footage of the funeral gave myself and every Owen Hart fan who didn't have the opportunity to witness the funeral to give Owen their own final goodbyes. You seem to be forgetting the fact that Owen was loved by millions, and we all needed a chance to give him our respect and to tell him how much we loved him. RIP OWEN WE LOVE YOU Andrew Summy
  I will never forget Owen Hart because of the Unique type of matches he had like the first ever lion's den match against Ken Shamrock in the WWF unfortunetly he loss. Another unique match he had was the dungeon match against Ken Shamrock and was victorious in that grueling match-up.Owen Hart will never be forgotten in my Heart he will always be Owen "The BlackHart" "The Rocket" "Slammy Award Wining" Hart. Thanks for the memories Owen you will be greatly missed. Owen's Greatest Fan Andre Khan
  Dear Mrs Hart' I'M very sorry to hear about your death in your family I can tell you this much he will neaver be forgotten. When I heared about what happen I realy falt bad cause he was a dam good wrestler. My prayers are with you and your family I can't hardly finish this letter tears are droping from my eyes. I sure miss seeing him wrestleing on t.v. FROM VICKIE
  dear bret and family , i wish to send my condolences to all of the family members i wanted to wait i am sure you all would like a little privacy when my father passed away he was not as popular as owen and unfortunately i never got the honor of meeting owen he sounded like he was like my father and i thought you would like the poem a frind of mine gave me that i put in my fathers obituary I'm Free don't greive for me, for now I'm free I'm following the path that god has laid, you see I took his hand when I heard his call I turned my back and left it all . I could not stay another day to laugh, to love, to work, or play. tasks left undone must stay that way i found peace at the close of day. if my parting has left a void then fill it with remembered joys- a friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss oh yes, these I too will miss. be not bothered with times of sorrow. I wish you the sunshine of tomarrow. my life's been full, I savored much good friends, good times, a loved ones touch perhaps my time served all to brief- don't lengthen it now with undo grief. lift up your hearts and place to thee- god wanted me now, he set me free. god bless you all and I know it will be easier after time bret I wish you the best of luck you are a sweetheart. lisa
 I don't realy have nothing to say but i do know that OWEN HART was The best there is The best there was and The best there every will be. stoppissenmeoff@yhaoo.com
  In a buisness like pro wrestling things will happen good and bad. Owen's death was tradgic, yes we all know that but there is always a chance something may happen. It was a freak accident and I hope the WWF will try to stop it from happening ever agian. The way the WWF handled the fall was good though. You have to go on with the show. It happens in football and any other sport so I believe Vince was smart trying to get a possitive out of a negitive. RIP Owen Hart for ever. Halburs@aol.com
  All I can remember about the beautiful man that was Owen Hart is the way he would make so many people, including myself happy. Even though I never knew him personally, I would watch him every week, (since I was about 3) and he would make me laugh, make me smile, and make my heart fill with happiness. I could tell Owen was a very loving, very happy man, and I wrote about him all the time in my "Hart Foundation Journal" a year or two ago along with Davey Boy and Bret. I feel so bad for the family. I can't imagine how they must feel knowing that Owen will never be with them again. I've had a chance to clear my head, and know how I feel, since I have been extremely upset since Owen died. All i can think about is how happy I was during this time two years ago. When Owen was with The Hart Foundation. I was still young (younger than now, and a bit more innocent) so they were the sanctuary to my heart. It was all so great..Owen was such a great man..My memories, the sweetest of them, go like this: Warm smile...Beautiful and handsome..The heart of a child..I remember how he told hold of an embrace..His eyes told life for him..his actions were EVERYTHING..young summer nights, watching Owen..I love you Owen...Your heart was as equally beautiful as you. I remember so much about how he would always be out with Davey Boy and Bret. Especially the summer a couple years ago, I would fall asleep every night shortly after watching them on tv, and I would dream of being with them, especially "My Owen" and "My Bulldog" as I always called them. I remember seeing the "Canadian Stampede" and seeing their kids in their arms, and being so jealous, wishing it was me in their warm embraces. But at the same time, I felt so happy, and had a new found feeling of warmth, and a renewed love for them. I remember how Owen held his little girl in his arms, and how she snuggled up against him as if the two of them were the only people in the world. I remember how he looked when he held Oje, and the look on his face. I remember so many things that there aren't enough words in this world to describe it. I also wish I wouldn't have to. Owen didn't need to die, He was too wonderful, too important..He was too IMmortal. Owen hart, dead? This can't be true. This can't be real. But it is. And I'm crying forever. But still, I remember those beautiful summer nights, as a 12 year old, watching Owen and the Hart Foundation on tv. And smiling, and wishing he was mine, and bragging to my friends, and writing about him, and falling asleep, having Owen in my dreams. I love you owen, and I'll never forget you.
  A poem I wrote for Owen and the Hart family on 27 May 1999: IN LEARNING DEATH death, let be a reminder of the fragility of life and ties bonding mankind regardless of distance and time if one had loved with love returned in the noblest of ways love it is shall remain in the hearts survived forever today teach me well to live in strength even in remembering to toil in sweat, in blood, in spirit, in truth, in belief shine from the great heavens above and I'll see you clear this, forevermore, a special faith we share I hold dear From: Angela, Singapore Keep The Faith and Follow Your Heart Angela Feyoyce Ling S.W. 1999
  Nothing Very Much to say but, GoodBye Owen Hart
  Owen Hart's death has touched the lives of millions of wrestling fans. Even those who are not fans of Owen have been saddened by the freak accident that took his life just two weeks ago today. I myself was not Owen's biggest fan, and never claimed to be, but he was one of the men I looked up to in wrestling, along with his brother Bret and brother-in-law Davey. I regretfully say that I was not a witness to Owen's career, I was more of a WCW fan. But my memory that I offer is of the moment I heard of his death. It was the morning of May 24, and I was just waking up. My radio went off and there was a news update on. I listened to it half-heartedly while I rubbed the sleep out of my eyes. Suddenly, the announcer said, "A pro wrestler died last night in a freak accident." Though I was half- asleep, my interest was piqued. With a sinking feeling in my stomach, I listened. When I heard Owen's name, I felt as if someone had sucker-punched me in the stomach. My first thought was, "No, not Owen, he's too young, he's only 34." But over the past two weeks, the reality that I will never watch Owen Hart in the ring again has hit me. My deepest sympathy goes out to his whole family, especially the people who were closest to him, his wife Martha and older brother Bret. Owen's death has left a large empty place in the wrestling world, but it has left an even larger empty place in the lives of his family and friends. We will all remember Owen in a special way forever. He must be smiling down on all of us from heaven, because he certainly belonged there. I am enclosing a poem I wrote a few days after Owen's death. Melissa Karcz Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA No Words To Say no words to say because they're never enough to heal the emptiness and disbelief that they must feel no words to say to the fate that stole away the life of such a young man yesterday he still had so much to give, so much of life left to give a young mother hides her tears while she copes with her childrens' worries and fears one moment he was there and the next gone, showing how life is so unfair his mother weeps tears for the golden-haired boy who was her heart's pride and joy he was brother and father uncle and son and now the family picture is missing one someday they will smile and days will look bright, but for now, laughter and sunshine just aren't right there will always be an empty place, there will always be one less smiling face the pain will be great their hearts will be sore, and often it will be wished they could see him once more
  HI MY NAME IS TAMMY I AM 24 YEARS OLD AND I AM IN TO WRESTLING A lot. I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR WHAT HAS TRAGICALLY HAPPENED TO YOUR LOVED ONE ME AND MY HUSBAND BOTH ARE PRAYING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AND HIS BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN AND WIFE. NO ONE CAN EVER TAKE HIS PLACE BUT MAY GOD REST HIS SOLE AND LEAVE HIM AT REST. GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND ONCE AGAIN IM SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE GREAT LOST TO YOU AND TO WRESTLING. SINCERELY TAMMY AND DAVID 2 OF HIS BIGGEST FANS. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE OWEN @~}~~
  First of all on behalf of my family & friends we want to send our deepest sympathy to the entire hart family.I am 25yrs old and i've grown up watching wrestling i have always been a dedicated hitman fan,then when Owen came along i loved him as much, he was & always will be remembered as a terrific athlete and a very loving person and i know deep in my heart his legacy will always live on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In loving Memory of Owen And with deepest sympathy!!! Our thoughts & prayers go out to you Sincerely, Darin & Denise Lynch & Friends
  My favorite memory is all his sayings like I am not a nugget,enough is enough and its time for a change and also when is always went whooooooooo!!!!!!!!Owen was one of my favorite wrestlers.RIP Owen
  for several years I have followed the WWF. And thru those years one name stands out as one of the best. Owen didn't mind being the villain as long as he was doing what he loved. And he did it to the best of his ability. Owen, you will always be missed by the true wrestling fans. thanks, Ricci from Kansas
  I remember Owen as a great man. The Hart family has lost such a lovely brother, son, husband, father, brother in law. My favourite memory is when I first went to a live wrestling match in 1993 when I was 7. It made my day that Bret and Owen were there. I went home with a wide grin on my face. I was such soooo happy at seeing my hero live. My thoughts feelings and condolences go out to the Hart family at such a tragic time. Owen will be missed throughout the world. There will always be a place for him in my heart. Love ya Owen, goodbye my friend. Hayley
  I'm sorry for your great loss. I'm glad your going to do something about "professional "wrestling"". It has gone too far. Steve Burak, A.E. Cross Jinoir High school. Calgary.
  owen was the best in the world we will miss you love michael lorren paris tx
  I have watched wwf for as long as I can remember I love to watch Bret & Owen fight together & fight each other I would like to send my deepest sympathy to Owen wife and children He will be missed greatly in Canada and all over the world I didn't get a chance to meet him in person but I did get to meet Bret in Edmonton at a press conference and autograph session he was so great he took time to talk even when he was so busy hopefully I will get to meet him again soon your greatest fan Sindy Gryschuk
  To the Family of Late Owen It's shocking to learnt about the death of a great wrestler and sportsman. It might be surprising for to receive a message from the other side of the world which you might not know but we are a great fan of Owen and Bret. Long live Owen! Will you miss your participation in wrestling. Selwyn Talasasa, Solomon Islands
  I sat watching the news. After a day of celebrating my birthday, I sat in shock. My first thoughts were why?, and how? The person I had watched on TV for many years had passed away. May Owen Rest in Peace. Bigcatt8@aol.com
  I remembered Owen back in 1992, when he wore colorful fly-boy pants and being a part of the New Foundation. Then in 1994 when he turned on Bret, I knew that he was going to be a superstar. He did everything that I thought he was going to do, being a 4-time Tag Team Champion, 2-time Intercointinental Champion and European Champion. However, I felt that he hit rock bottom when he joined the Nation because it took away his chances of being the WWF Champion. I think that what happened on May 23, 1999 in Kansas City, Missouri, was one of the most terrible times in wrestling, the WWF and the Hart Family. I hope that now the WWF realize that these stunts are dangerous. I think that Owen should have been the WWF I. C. Champion for a 3rd time and the WWF Champion at least once. I'm going to miss Owen, because he was one of my favorite wrestlers. GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY, OWEN Jetpower1@aol.com
  I wrote a full page letter to wrestling today.So instead of so long I just pray for the Hart family.I want them to know that he is watching over them.His death has helped millions turn more to God or just turn to him.Thank you Owen. God bless you all. My dream and goal is to be a wrestler at the age 12-15.So I can appeal to the other kids.I'm 12 right now and think I can make a big difference.He taught me to cherish life.Everybody should be celebrating that he had a wonderful life.When you go you will see him and be together.Hopefully nobody goes soon.He is still alive and watching you,just not on earth.He taught me to always smile.I want to be just like him.Except me.I think I can also make a difference as a wrestler because I am a girl.I always start crying it's hard not to but,I realize it's alright because i'll see him later in heaven.I just know that he is very proud of his brother Bret and the rest of his family.He will always live on.I am going to try to be happy all the time just like him.You have to admit if he smiled that much he must be proud of his life.I pray every night now and am trying to cut down on my sins.I am reading the bible more.I will defenantly always remember what he hes done for me and stop getting watery eyes.At least he lived longer than his twenties and had love from his family and friends.I have alot more but,I will stop here. GODSPEED Love, Scarlet A. Logan
  God bless those children whom he loved so much. God bless the earth he once grazed. God bless the Angel he remained forever. God bless those wonders, where he left his presence felt. God bless his heart, once beautiful, and lively. God bless dear Martha, the luck of his love. God bless his brothers, who proceeded him into eternity. God bless his sisters, the fair ladies who shed their night tears. God bless his mother, who held him close to her heart. God bless his daddy, who was brave for his boy. God bless his own son, the bearer of his youth. God bless his daughter, who remains his affection. God bless his friends, his secret of love and pain. God bless his hands, which held youth and beauty. God bless his soul, which rests forever. God bless the heavens... They won't ever be the same again. ~~Candi
  My name is Amber McNamara and I never really knew alot about Owen Hart! I remember one time when I was watching Jeff(tag team partner) fighting and he was losing and right away...out came Owen Hart! By the way the other wrestlers were talking about him, he seemed like a great guy, friend, husband, dad, ect! I cried when I heard he died! Well, thank you for letting me send my sympathy! Bye! Amber! P.S. I won't ever forget Owen Hart!
Owen we love you and will never forget you. JohnMadle
  I have never seen Owen fight, but I had heard a lot about him I really only watched wwf sometimes and it was only to see Bret Heart. The day I found out that Owen had died, I was shocked. My friend called me and told me this. The rest of the week was a mess for me. I couldn't stop thinking about his death and I felt so bad for the rest of the Heart family. I give my deepest sympathy to the Hart family and hope they can over come Owen's death Jenny Cervoni
  When i heard that Owen had died i nearly cried he was the first wrestling figure i got. He was not my favourite wrestler but i will really miss him. Dandogg316@aol.com
  Owen Hart was the greatest wrestler since he started love Jon Archer
  Even though I've never had the pleasure of meeting Owen in person, I've heard from millions all positive and great things about him both professional and personally. He always took time out of his busy schedule to sign autographs, talk to fans, and most importantly to Owen, his only obsession, his family. Owen's is a father, son, brother, husband of the Hart family. Owen was usually a heel in his wrestling career, but was a face on the inside, so to speak. When Owen's brother, Bret, spoke out on Nitro about his future plans and his thoughts spoken for the first time inside a wrestling ring about Owen, it was irrelevent how much the wrestling world's loss is affected. Bret, before the tragic incident in Kansas City, was a major heel. Despite that, when he returned to WCW at the Georgia Dome, he was cheered right out of the arena. That just shows how much all the fans are missing Owen. There was signs, posters, a tribute conducted by Mike Tenay, as chants of "Hitman, Hitman", echoed throughout the arena. Owen, R.I.P. Oh where, oh where can Owen be, The lord took him away from us, Now we've got to be strong, And we've got to be good, So we can see our Owen again, When we leave this world. Pearl Jam, "Oh where, oh where can my Owen be"
 
you where a good guy. we will always love you. we will always be with you owen. downsk@gateway.net
   Owen Hart was my favourite wrestler ever since I saw him debut in the WWF without the Blue Blazer gimmick. He was team with Jim Neidhart on Wrestling Challange and I remember thinking to my self that Owen was the best thing I'd seen ever in wrestling. Since then, I was a HUGE mark. I don't know about the rest of the world, but I know I was the only person rooting for Owen against Bret at WrestleMania 10 and HE WON! Owen Hart wrestled in the best matches I have ever seen and did some of the best angles ever on Raw. I especially liked the "sole survivor" gimmick back in December of '97 and he SHOULD have been pushed to the WWF title that very moment. I have heard lots of people saying since his un-timely death that he was the best wrestler never to win a world title. Well, I think he was just the best wrestler ever. PERIOD! Owen, thank you so much for all of those great memories, I miss you and Brian everyday and I hope your happy in heaven. R.I.P
 Rob Harvey, rob@sixpac.freeserve.co.uk
  I remember the first time I saw Owen Hart. It was on January 22,1997, down here in Dallas,TX. I was seated at ring side and while waiting for a tag from the Bulldog, he turned and smiled just for me to take a picture. Owen will always be in my heart. Steven Mills, Dallas,TX
  To Martha Hart and all of the Hart family, When I saw Owen die, I thought it was all a scripted stunt, but when Jim Ross announced that Owen was dead, I could not believe it. I have been a WWF fan for three years, Owen was one of my favourite wrestlers. when I saw Raw on saturday, I cried. All our deepest sympathy's Jonjo Wilson and Sandra Wilson (Jonjo's mother)
  MY FAV MEMORY OF OWEN HART IS WHEN OWEN HART LET ME BE IN IS CORNER AT A WWF EVENT IN WICHITA KANSAS RVW1FAN@aol.com
  "Death Of a True Hero"

Owen Hart

May 7th, 1965 - May 23rd, 1999

Owen Hart... A Name That Will Never Be Forgotten. Owen was a True Wrestling Legend. He Was The Youngest Of Twelve Hart Children. Eight Boys, & Four Girls. All Of Them Followed Their Fathers Foot-Steps By Somehow Getting Involved With Wrestling, Though Most Of Them have Moved On From The Business. Owen & One Of His Older Brothers, Bret, Are Two Of The More Well Known Harts. Owen Had a Passion For The Sport Of Wrestling. A Passion That Would Ultimately Cost Him His Life..

May 23rd, 1999. Thats a Day That I Will Personally Never Forget. That Was The Day Of Owens Death. He Died In a Freak Accident In The Ring. His Tragic Death Occured In Front Of Over 16,000 Fans, Including Many Young Ones.

I Can Still Remember The Exact Moment I Found Out That Owen Had Passed Away. It Was About 10:55pm EST. I Was Surfing The Net, Reading Results Of a Wrestling Event When I Saw a Post That Made Me Do a Double Take. It Said "Owen Hart Is Dead". My Heart Skipped a Beat. I Couldnt Believe It. I Was In Shock. Then My Heart Immediantly Went Out To His Family. I Knew That He Had a Wife & Two Young Kids.

Then The Question Popped Into My Head, "Why? Why Owen?!" But I Knew Why. God Needed Another Angel & There Aint No one Better Than Owen. Owen was One Of The Good Guys, I Mean a Genuine Good Guy. He Was a Mans man. He Was Raised As a Gentleman & He Showed It On & Off The Camera. No One Ever Spoke Bad Of Him. Everyone He Knew Spoke Kindly Of Him. They All have Fond Memories Of Him. According To Most Of His Colleagues, Owen Was The Jokester Of The Group, Always had a Good Prank. They Said He Made Life On The Road Fun. He Was Respected By All.

Owen Died way Too Young. He Was Only 34. He Had a Family To Get Home To. But He Never Made It Home On That Dreadful Night. It Just Kills Me Knowing That His Two Kids Will Have To Grow Up Without Their Daddy. They'll Never Get To Hear Owen Telling Then How Much He Loves Them Again. Owens Family Was The Most Important Thing To Him. Its Just Said To Know That Owen Wanted To Have a Lighter Wrestling Schedule After His Contract Ran Up In 2-3yrs. He Wanted To Watch His Children Grow Up, & Now He'll Never Get The Chance. I Know That He Is Watching Over His Family From Above.

I, Unfortunately, Never Had The Honor Of Meeting Owen. But I Went To Raw On May 10th, 1999 & He Was There. I saw Him Live & I Will Be Forever Grateful For That Night.

Owen Hart was an Inspiration/Role Model To Many Of His Fans, Including Me. I Wanted Everyone To Read This & See What an Incredible Man Owen Really Was. He Touched alot Of People During His Short Time With Us.

He Was a Great Father, Husband, Son, Brother, Uncle, Friend & Wrestler. No Matter What Alias You Knew Him By: "The Black Hart", "The Rocket", "King Of Harts", "Blue Blazer", "Slammy Award Winning, Owen Hart", Etc. Underneath It All He Was Just Owen Hart. A Man Who Will Forever Be In Mine & Millions Of Other Fans Hearts.

I Wrote This Out Of Respect For Owen Hart. I Hope His Family Knows That Not Only Do They Love & Miss Owen, His Fans Do Too.

Rest In Peace Owen, I Will Never Forget You. You've Touched a Special Place In My H[e]art. Thanks For The Memories! I Love & Miss You.

~ Heather[Fyre14@Hotmail.com]


  I looked up the Calgary Sun to see what things are like in Canada. I am a 15 year old female from New York and I just wanted to say that OWEN JAMES HART and BRET HITMAN HART have been my idols for as long as I can remember. I wont ever forget that Monday morning waking up to the news saying Owen's name. I sat up immediately I started to cry when the lady on TV said that he had died. I went to the living room where my mother's boyfriend (a wrestling hater) said oh well just another wrestler gone. I looked at him and said OWEN WAS NOT JUST A WRESTLER HE WAS MY IDOL, A KING TO SO MANY. When I went to school I got through the first 2 periods then I could not stand the rumors anymore, they were saying he killed himself, I spent the next 3 hrs in the guidance office of my school. The next day some kid in the hall said look in the Blue Blazer and I'm gonna jump from the gym ceiling. I then turned around and said very nicely how would you like it if someone picked on you because of the way you died? He goes well I'm not a loser like OWEN. Taking that comment personally I tackled him and started punching the stuffings out of him. Because I stuck up for my idol I am well respected in my town. I pray for OWEN and Dean's son and Owen's nephew Matthew every night. Also I pray for the late Brian Pillman, Rick Rude and also the late 17 yr. old Robert Hornack who was killed last week in a freak swimming accident. OWEN I know you can hear me and I'd just like to say I miss you and pray for your family and friends.THE ROCKET FLIES IN HEAVEN, HEAVEN NEEDS A SUPERHERO SO THE LORD CALLED FOR THE BLUE BLAZER, LONG LIVE THE KING IN OUR H(E)ARTS,YOU DID NOT DESERVE THAT TORTURE OWEN. YOU ARE LOVED BY SO MANY.
 K1dmanfan@aol.com
  Owen Hart was a GREAT Wrestler,i followed Owen Hart for a long time and always wanted him too win.I will miss OWEN HART!!!!I bet if he was still alive....He would have been the WWF Champion of all time.No matter what,i'll always like Owen Hart!For what he done,Owen Hart was like a big High Flyer.You know what????It always looked like Owen Hart LOVED!!!!The Ring and know what????He died in the place he always LOVED!!!!!!Owen Hart will always be missed,and willm always be the...... KING OF HARTS Owen Hart 1965 1999 We miss you Owen Hart
  owen hart was a good wrestler. it wasnt right for people to call him a nugget.he new they were jokin cuz deepin down inside they know that its in the script for him to do the stuff he did.thats why a whole lot of people attended his funeral. the only thing i can really say good about his death is that he died at what he loves to do and he wanted to be reconized as the better hart brother and the better entertainer. hes not my favorite wrestler shawn micheals is i didnt like him really but i liked how he could say he could beat everyone and thats what he tried.he was a good entertainer and more then likely the best ever at least in my heart.after his death my dad cried because it was a very sad day in sports entertainment.after he died he became one of my favorite wrestlers and when ever i play my wrestling games i always pick him in memorie of him. yours truely a big wrestling fan at mccc@bright.net
  I don't really know Owen but some of the stuff that you hear about him are pretty remarkable. I want to say that it was a tragedy that owen died. And that his kindness and caring ways will always live on in the hearts of others that contacted him. we miss you Owen. Terry D Roberts JR
  Owen you are gone but not forgotten. I will miss you ! Long live the Blue Blazer! He was a great wrestler. I am choked up about what happened and it will be hard to get over the shock of losing you . The Hart family is my prayers.From Shelly_Love03@yahoo.com
  I remember the first time I saw Owen. It was in 1993 when I first started watching wrestling. Bret was my favourite at the time and Owen was a face. I remember thinking(while watching Superstars) I wonder if he's related to Bret. A few minutes later I heard them say he was Bret's brother. That was the beginning of the six years in which I'd get to know Owen as a wrestler and role model. Owen was always one of my favourites and when he died I realized that because it felt like losing a family member or a friend. I was watching that stupid Jesse Ventura and the news followed right after, before it came on they announced that a wrestler was dead. During the commercials the first thing I though of was that I hoped it wasn't someone I liked. When the news came back they said that professional wrestler Owen Hart has died. I screamed out No! I knew right away how it must've happened. I was in total shock. I felt really upset and couldn't sleep good that night. I cried for a long time and still cry when I think about him. Professional wrestling can really drive you crazy sometimes. I watched Owen wrestle for six years. I loved watching him wrestle. He was one of the best there ever was and anytime he was on I'd watch. I also enjoyed his interviews a great deal. He was so funny sometimes and eventhough I loved his wrestling ability, his interviews were just as good and maybe that's why I miss him. Owen's interviews were a way of getting to know him. I always thought his mic skill were good. His wrestling was excellent. The angle they did with he and Bret had to be one of the best angles ever. It set Owen on the map and was just so well done. The Wrestle Mania match was incredible. I was rooting for Bret (I was only 11 and at that time I was a real mark) and couldn't believe it when Owen won. Looking back at how great that match was and being a smart mark I understand that that made the most logical sense, also its strange because if that match had taken place a few yrs later I'd definitely be rooting for Owen. Another one of my favourite moments was when he won the King of the Ring. He had three excellent matches and his coronation ceremony was awesome. The coronation music is kind of sad. The music itself was sad and now that he's dead it makes that entire moment sad. The cage match at Summer Slam was excellent. Usually, cage matches are boring, but that match had so much heat and such great wrestling. Watching Bret and Owen wrestle was truly watching artists perform an art that few can do. I also looked up to Owen as a Canadian Hero. I've been in love with Canada for some time and wish to move there. I loved the nation before they did the Canada vs.US angle. That was a fun time too. It was great to see Bret and Owen reunited along with Jim Neidhart, Davey Boy Smith and the late Brian Pillman. I remember seeing the pride Bret and Owen had in Canada and feeling great that I could look up to them as role models. I saw the Canadian Stampede and I thought it was great to see the whole family in the ring. Looking back on that is sad too. Seeing Owen with his wife, Martha and their two kids is sad to watch now. Life is really screwed up when less than two years after that, guys like Brian Pillman and Owen Hart are no longer with us. What kind of world is this where kids can't grow up with their fathers or mothers? Wrestling can also be stupid at times, eventhough it's a work things that should happen sometimes never happen. I felt the best time to give Owen the World Title (which is too bad that it will never happen) was right after Bret got screwed and left with Anvil and Bulldog. I'm not just saying that now because he's dead. Actually, I always felt that way, when they had him return I thought, WOW, this is the perfect opportunity to have Owen win the title. Everyone must agree, I never really liked Austin and even though he was the hot star I know I wouldn't have had Austin win the belt at that moment. Everyone must agree at how perfect that opportunity was. Owen would've gotten over great as Champ. He could've won the Rumble, maybe eliminating Austin and then moving on to Wrestle Mania to face Shawn. This would've been one of the best moments in wrestling history as it would've established Owen Hart as a World Champ, would've gotten him over as succeeding in finally getting revenge on Michaels for being involved in screwing his brother (wouldve been nice to see Owen as Champ as a face too) and last and maybe most important it wouldve finally had Owen step out of Bret's shadow as he'd establish himself by himself and prove to the world that he had what it take. I hated it when they had him feud with Helmsley instead and went with Austin. But, maybe I figured there was more time for him and that the dream could still come true. When Owen died and you realize that it will never happen, is upsetting, even if is all a work. Owen was a great athlete, family man and person. Let's remember that the people that the people who suffer the most in this case aren't the fans, but the people that actually knew him and were close to him. His parents, brothers and sister have lost someone that they watched grow up into a great human being. The saddest part is that he was robbed of his life for this business and he can't see his kids grow up or spend anymore time with his wife. I though a lot about how sad it is that his wife will never see him again. I don't know how hard that must be and hope that she will be able to overcome this tragic situation. I've also thought about his kids and how they too have been robbed of a great father and how there lives can never be complete. It really pisses me off that someone thought of that stupid angle. Would anyone even had noticed or cared had he just come down the aisle? Of course the answer is no. Did we really need him to come down that way for a stupid angle that no one would've even thought about a minute after it occurred? There can be no logical reason given to me as why this had to happen. Wrestling can really suck at times. I just want to say that I miss Owen but that comes nowhere near to what his family must be feeling. Why does life have to be so unfair? Steven Guardino guardinot@msn.com
   Many people do not know this but Owen's death happened on my birthday. I felt so bad. I mean I know I did not know him in real life. But damn it. It was not fair that this happend. Its not fair that a man that has worked so hard for the WWF gets this. And its not right that Vince Machman started the idea on the wrestlers coming in from the ceiling. I mean ratings is one thing. Somone dying is too much to handle. Owen will be missed for the great wrestler he was. Now the WWF makes me sick when I see it. Owen we will miss you.
 Steve
 When I First saw Owen I was age of 12 he was the first wrestler I saw and win. But in the match I saw him he was cheated and attacked from behind. I saw him fight against Savio Vega. As soon as he won the match he was attacked by the Boricuas(I think) and Savio Vega. Then he was carried to Triple HHH(with his leg broken) acompained by Chyna and Micheals. Then they slapped him and stomp him. I was very angry. The moves I like best are his Spinning Heel Kick, Dropkick from Top Rope and Sharpshooter. I am one of his biggest fans and I've searched and bought his toy "The Slammy Winner" & HHH and "Danger" & The Rock. When I play with him I always made him win and he haven't being pinned or submit while I am playing. Owen is my current Intercontinental champion and In WWF ATTITUDE I make him win every match also in warzone. I admire him and I will always miss him.
 Andy Cesardo
 I recently was faced with the most difficult situation of my life. My mother passed away too soon...she was a loving, kind woman who gave everything she had to the people that she loved. I understand that my words alone cannot touch the pain you as a family must be feeling, but I humbly extend to you my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved (and rightly so) Owen.
 I never understood the pain and hurt that is accompanied by such a tragic event, and do not know if such an understanding will ever be reached, but the one thing that I do know is that Owen, my mother and all the other loved ones we miss, can feel our love for them. Take comfort in the thought that Owen, above all else, loved you, his family more than anything in the world.
  I do not have any family left to share my feelings with, and I am left alone to deal with this hurt, but the Harts are strong rooted in family, something that the whole world has witnessed. In the tough times, family is all you have.
  Again, I realize that whatever I say to you..if it is even read by anyone, cannot touch the emotion you have, but please know that we are more than fans of Owen the wrestler, we are fans of Owen the person. The loving husband and father that he was.
 Respectfully, Lauren Smith, angelic_39@hotmail.com
 owen is the man and will forever be remembered as a man who loved to entertain the fans
 USSJ4GOKUO@aol.com
 I have huge sympathies for Martha Hart and the rest of the Hart family. Hopefully his family will remember the great times they had with Owen. Also may Owen rest in peace
 sincerely, jesse or echojes@aol.com
  my best owen hart memory is well... all of them. you see Owen had always been my idol and well you hear people saying "I liked owen but I liked bret more." but you see with me it was the exact oppsite. I like Bret But i liked Owen more. I know alot about Owen. Probalbly more than a regular fan should. But i was not your average Owen Hart fan. I fell inlove with him when i was just 3 years old. My whole life I've said im gonna meet the Hart family some day. My dream was to meet the Great Owen Hart but you see now thats all it will ever be. Just a dream. Im gonna miss him. I love you Owen James Hart. Or as you mom, dad and brothers and sisters used to call you "OJE." Say hi to Dean, Mathew, Pillman and Rood for me? god speed
  Holly J Vittorio
  Six months
  Today 23-11-1999 it has been six months,half a year ago,since it happened. Owen Hart died. I can still remember
  what I thought,what I did that day. It still hurts but less than before. I envy those who knew him and feel sorry for those who didn't. I still remember that smile that voice. It is in my head,in my heart and that's were it will stay.
  I thank God for knowing Owen and I thank Owen for the memories.
  Ruben Praster
 I remember when Owen Defeated his own brother Bret. At Wrestlemania 10 in March 1994.
 Dustin Kuhlemeier
 I just want to tell everyone in the world that We will always remember him. I am big fan of Owen since I was 6 , when I found out Owen had to go by my friend last night I was depressed Owen was brilliant wreslter I miss him lots and I feel sorry for his family and his wife and kids.
 Lisa Boateng, London, Ontario
 I grew up following Owen. I was in grade 2 when he started in Stampede wrestling. Right away I idolized him. I remember the first time I met Owen. It was in Prince George. I went back stage with him to talk,when Bull dog Bob Brown started yelling at him, " this isn't a daycare " he yelled. Owen picked me up and said, " He's allowed back here he's my favorite fan" Ever since that day I've always had a place in my heart for him. Back in Owen's Stampede day's I could not get a shirt with him on it. So for my christmas and birthday present one year my Dad and I went to an artist in Red Deer and got her to paint Owen on a sweat shirt. It was the best present ever. When I went to the Hart house for the first time I wore it. Owen's family couldn't believe it. Owen was only 22 at the time and I was 8. My whole life has been influenced by the youngest Hart. I can't even put into words how I feel about Owen. I always dreamed of living in Calgary so I could see Owen more often and maybe help out with stampede wrestling. After the tragedy I didn't know what to do. I've never been so shocked, confused , lost and heart broken. Owen was the most influential person in my life and will always be. Owen, I will never forget you. Everyday I look at life and think if Owen was in my shoes what would he do? If everyone could be a little more like Owen Hart this world would be a lot more enjoyable.After the funeral I was very fortunate to be invited back to the hart house by Bob Johnson ( Stampede Wrestling Promoter ) when I was there I had the honor to talk for a minute with Hulk Hogan. He was very careing and sincere. Hulk looked at me and said," look around this yard full of wrestlers, they all have track records about a foot long ,including myself, but not Owen, he said" " He was the most loyal and careing guy I knew." That felt really great coming from Hulk Hogan.I can only hope that people will remember myself in the same way that they do Owen.
  Matt Billon
 P.S - We need to keep Canadian wrestling alive, support the Hart Brothers and Stampede Wrestling.
 hey,when owen died i cried so much and on my back packwith white out i wrote:lots of memories for owen:to:owen in hevean
  from:ray
 I am an Owen Hart Fan from Norway! I will always miss him!!
 Fredrik Andersen
 Hey if there is anything I will never forget when I first saw Owen is when he yelled at my sister Kelly when he was coming to the ring in Cincy. It was funny becouse my sister threw some paper at him.
 DudeLov999@aol.com
 I was a long time Owen Hart fan and still am. Owen will never be out of my system and will never leave my heart or my memory. A man like Owen is truly unique and he touched so many lives, including mine. I went to the RAW is WAR the night after he passed away. My throat hurt due to the grief I felt and my face was wet because of the tears I cried. Every wrestler there that night were class acts all the way for what they did. My one wish is that pro-wrestling doesn't lose another great wrestler or another great human being to such a tradegy. Owen Hart's death should slap the wrestling world in the face and tell them, especially the WWF, to calm down their programming and make things safer and more traditional. I lost Owen and my friend for 10 years Chris Quinn all in one year. If death has taught me anything it is that the soul is eternal and Owen isn't gone, physcially "yes", but everytime a wrestler gets in the ring to make a living for his family or wrestles because he loves it, Owen lives inside them and each and everyone one of his devoted fans. Dont' be afraid to cry, because there would be no flowers if there wasn't a little rain. Owen, I'll miss you and I wish you nothing but eternal pleasure in the heights of Heaven. To his family, friends, and fans God bless each and everyone one of you for support in these trying times. Goodbye Owen, you'll always remain in my heart.
 Kevin Edwards, Jerseyville, IL
 I remember when Owen Hart and Ken Shamrock had a dungeon match in Stu Hart's dungeon. I wish the family of Owen the very best and I hope that people have learned frrom this.
 tuda@rrcnet.org
  The Hart Family has been the greatest Family that I have read about and watched over my 15 yrs. of life. I really miss Owen. He was a wonderful man. I wrote 2 or 3 poems about what he must think, after he died. They are really sad poems, but I am proud of them.I really think that the HART FAMILY is the most interesting family that I have ever got to come to know about. I found out a lot of things, just by watching the Biography on THE HART FAMILY. I just hope I can let them know that Owen is doing fine where he is at, and that my poems came from his soul and presence, than from my head and hand. I MISS YOU OWEN!!!! If any one wants me to e-mail my poems to them or if any one has more info., e-mail me!
  crys_24_2003@yahoo.com
 Owen Hart you will be deeply missed. My memories of you are from Stampede Wrestling when you won the title belt. When my sister told me that Owen was dead I could"t believe it. I am deeply sorry that it happened to such a great person. Through the years I have collected pictures, newspaper clippings, and a scrap book that I have made of Owen. Some of the pictures are of all the wrestlers from Stampede wrestling.
 From your fan brendajeffery@hotmail.com
 Owen Hart you will be deeply missed. My memories of you are from Stampede Wrestling when you won the title belt. When my sister told me that Owen was dead I could"t believe it. I am deeply sorry that it happened to such a great person. Through the years I have collected pictures, newspaper clippings, and a scrap book that I have made of Owen. Some of the pictures are of all the wrestlers from Stampede wrestling.
 From your fan brendajeffery@hotmail.com

 I HAVE been watching wrestling all my life and i seen the harts get screwed out of the stampede wrestling now vince puts a life endanger and the loss of a true champion and Canadian owen you will be very very missed i hear that canada wants to change the birds on the paper money well my vote is for OWEN hart and the Hart family my thoughts are with the Harts family
 Chris Roberts, moose@CANADIENSFAN.COM
 I recently was faced with the most difficult situation of my life. My mother passed away too soon...she was a loving, kind woman who gave everything she had to the people that she loved.
 I understand that my words alone cannot touch the pain you as a family must be feeling, but I humbly extend to you my deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved (and rightly so) Owen.
 I never understood the pain and hurt that is accompanied by such a tragic event, and do not know if such an understanding will ever be reached, but the one thing that I do know is that Owen, my mother and all the other loved ones we miss, can feel our love for them. Take comfort in the thought that Owen, above all else, loved you, his family more than anything in the world. I do not have any family left to share my feelings with, and I am left alone to deal with this hurt, but the Harts are strong rooted in family, something that the whole world has witnessed. In the tough times, family is all you have.
 Again, I realize that whatever I say to you..if it is even read by anyone, cannot touch the emotion you have, but please know that we are more than fans of Owen the wrestler, we are fans of Owen the person. The loving husband and father that he was.
 Respectfully, Lauren Smith, angelic_39@hotmail.com
 I am 18 years old I am big fan of Owen and Bret really I was big fan of Bret when I was little girl but I don't remember if I saw Owen's face into WWF for the first time. It break my heart he has to go as leave he was and still my favourite wreslter When I found his death I was so sad and I couldn't believe he is gone now . I wish that I meet him before he died. I am still pray for Harts family and fans who loves Owen very much . Good bye Owen !! OWEN HART FORVER !
 Elisabeth Boatene
 Hi! I miss Owen very much too. I remember when he had the IC title. The last words I ever heard him say,take your vitamins and stuff like that. It made me almost cry when I heard he died. I realy miss him.
 John
 I grew up watching Owen and the rest of the Harts in C.S. Even then you new that this was just the start. Although he had classic matches in WWF he also had his share in C.S such as Makhan Singh. Always the pro he gave his all to his fans. However it was what he gave his famially and friends that must be remembered as well. For this is the true sum of the man for although on the road he put them first. Such as the house he was saving for. We all will remember Owen for what he did in the ring the rest will remember the man outside the ring. Caleb
 Alexander jclassen@home.com
 As I sit and read some of the tributes to Owen Hart, I realize what an impact this man had on so many. I was one of the many watching the PPV the night Owen was lost forever, and found myself crying, along with friends, at this shocking tragedy.
  One year later, it still doesn't seem real. My heartfelt respect goes out to his wife and children, as they are the true measure of the man himself. His family, his children, his parents, his siblings.....these were all more important to Owen than the almighty dollar. I respected him immeasurably for this reason. His wife has shown great strength and courage as her life continues solo. My hat goes off to you Martha; you are a class act, just like Owen was. And I fully support your endeavour to make sure what happened to Owen does not happen again.
  I grew up watching Stampede Wrestling; live and on television, and knew from a young age the talent Owen had: in the ring, and out. You will always live on in my memories, and the hearts of the many fans you had worldwide.
 Journey in peace, my friend; I never knew you, but felt like I did.
 Jennifer - Calgary, Alberta
 I remember the night Owen Hart and Yokozuna teamed up to face the Smoking Gunns for the Tag Team championship and WrestleMania 11
  I also remember when Owen pinned Stone Cold at the In Your House in Canada
 by GB
 I think it's a shame that Vince puts more concern on money then human life. Owen Hart was one of the best. He knew his limits and was forced to go beyond what he felt comfortable with all so Vince could put more money in is pocket -- doesn't he already have enough? And was it worth it? My heart goes out to Owen's family expecially his children who have lost their father for such a stupid reason.
 k1960@webtv.net
 My Memories of Owen Hart was when Bret and the rest of the Harts lefted the WWF for WCW and Owen was the only Hart. Owen took all the presure and used it to his avg. Owen was my 2nd favourtive wrestler next to Mic Foley.
 Thanks, Michael
 I remember watching a WWF PPV for the first time about 8-9 years back I believe it was a Wrestlemania. Even though there were some good matches involving the rockers and others none stood out to me and my friends than of a fellow by the name of Blue Blazer battling Mr.Perfect. Even though the Blazer lost he caught my attention so vividly.
  Years later I found out who he was...Owen Hart. Since then I had tried to watch all of Harts matches and believed he was at the top of his game. It didnt matter who he faced be it Bastion Booger or Shawn Michaels he always did his best, and I had a huge amount of respect for him.
  When I logged onto the internet and heard about the death of Hart...I found it difficult to believe but then I saw all the news in the national papers here in the U.k and knew that wrestling had indeed lost one of the all time greatest performers. For the remainder of the day I couldnt think or speak right he meant that much. And during Raw is War like Mark Henry, H.H.H and co I cried a bit.
  Owen Hart thank you for your wonderful skills, you will be remembered for all time....have fun with Rude, Bravo, The Giant and co and god speed.
  Deiniol
 When I woke up on May 24th 1999. My smile turned to tears when I heard Owen had died I couldn't believe it. I didn't feel right all day I felt a piece of me die. Owen we loved you very much and we miss your talent in the ring it is just not the same with out you.
  Loving You All Ways, The Grech Family (UNITED KINGDOM)
 I've watched Owen James Hart wrestle for as long as I can remember. He was my favourite and sometimes I sit and think about him and wonder why Owen had to leave like that. No warning. Just bam!!!! Our hero is gone. Owen I love you and I love your family. You were the greatest aerialist and an even better family man. That's how I want you to be remembered. Amn and not just some ol' wrestler. But a human being. This is my tribute to your life. To The Long Gone But Not Forgotten Owen James Hart Ever since the day you died All I’ve done is sit and cry And when you took that great fall It hurt not just you but us all I don’t understand Why some people cant see YOU are the best there is was And ever will be All this corruption did to your family Was bring them sadness and anger For somehow they knew You were putting your life in danger I’ve known my whole life You were so great And when I found out you died I was completely irate Since I was four I’ve wished you mine And I will miss you For a great length of time I hope someday You will see How much of an impact You Harts have had on me You are some of the most Important people to me And one day I know I will meet your family Your family’s song Has always been wrestling And at this time Its my favorite thing And Owen it seems You've beat the odds For you are up there With the almighty God And even now I sit wondering why It was you that had to die Your life meant so much to all of us And you were the one Everybody could trust "Take your vitamins Drink your milk And say your prayers" Not hearing you Say these words I cant help Welling up with tears -Holly J. Vittorio- (c)COPYRIGHT NOV/1999
 Owen was a wake up call for me... When Owen died, I realized that not everything in wrestling is happiness, and big accounts... I understood that even them, even the in the best sport in the world unfair things happen... Owen was very young to go away. I think that as an injustice... To his wife, to his kids, to his family and to the wrestling world.
 I'm only 15, and I don't even live in the United States, but one thing I know... I do know my **** in terms of wrestling... For ten years now I've been watching WcW and WWF, and I have to admit Owen was one of best wrestlers I ever seen. He fought with his heart, he fought for us, and he fought like I never seen anyone fight. When he was in the ring he gave everything he could, his family gave everything they could to this sport and now, like if what they gave wasn't enough, they had to give a son, a brother, a husband, a father - OWEN.
 What shocks me in the middle of this is that Owen is, was and probably ever will be, one of the biggest wrestlers of all time.
 Owen, my country, myself, and the world will miss you always...
 Owen I hope that wherever you are, you are well... My thoughts are only of you
 Luis Pereira, Porto - Portugal
 Thank you Owen for all the great memories you have brought to the WWF. I hope you can read this in the place where no one can see but you and the other passed on people who have done there part in the world. You and Jeff Jarrett where the best damn tag-team in the federation. I miss you Owen and Pillman now you both can see each other because I know owen couldn't live without not seeing Pillman in the WWF but now you can see when ever you want. My friends and I miss you both so so much.
 Brian And Chad, ny2001bh@aol.com
 My memories of Owen is at Survivor Series 1993 when Owen and Bret, Bruce, and Keth beat Shawn Michaels and his Knights. Also when Owen and Yoko won the tag team belts.
 love Brad, I miss you Owen I'm Your #1 Fan
 I remember when Owen beat Bret Hart at WrestleMania 10. And when he won the King Of The Ring in 1994.
 Wayne Gautreaux, waynegt16@aol.com
 Dear Owen, I love u very much.
 from Herman
  Hi! My name is Shaikh Naseer. I'm a 17year old boy from Bombay,India. I'm a true, die hard & the only #1 fan of "Hit Man"on the planet. It's very sad that "King Of Harts" "Owen" is not with us. My condolences on this page may be too late as I discovered this site just some days ago. I love u Owen very very much from the bottom of my Hart & soul.My prayers are & always will be with the Hart family. This is an injustice God did with all of us true fan of "Owen Hart" & The "Hart Family".He don't deserves that place so soon but we all know that he is in a better place.
  Heaven now has a true king to rule there. Owen & Bret once came to Bombay. But its my very bad luck that I didn't saw them wrestle even being in my own country. However I saw there match on t.V.
  I admire Bret Hart. He is my ideal. Whenever I saw owen wrestle Bret I felt so sad to see two brothers fighting like enemies. But thank God Owen understood family values & he became the member of "Hart Foundation". That was the best time in the wrestling history. Owen was a pure technical wrestler.He was a greatest human being.
  23Rd may 1999 was the most worst day of my life. I & all the fans around the world lost a great human being. I cried the whole day & night. Even today thinking of Owen fills my eyes with tears. I just can't continue anything.It was my dream to meet him but now it will never come true.
  I hope oneday Owen will be with us & I would meet him.May my words my thoughts come true. Amen.
  God bless u owen.My prayers are & always be with his wife,two kids & the entire "Hart family".
 Thanks Owen for the memories Shaikh Naseer, naseerhitman@yahoo.com
 I remember at WWF Survivor Series 93 it was the Hart Family vs Shawn Micheals and the Knights. The only one who was out of the match out of the Hart Family was Owen Hart. I felt sorry for him because he was the only family member out of the match. But he did good in that match.
  I will miss u Owen Hart. R I P
 l will miss you alot owen god bless you.
 tamarabarklow@hotmail.com
 I remember Owen and his matches very well. I remember the Blue Blazer, The Rocket in High Energy, The Hart Foundation. Owen really did become one of my favorites along with his brother Bret, who's my very favorite. When I heard at Over The Edge how he fell 50 some feet and was seriously injured, I was worried. It wasn't until my best friend called me and told me the news of his death that I knew he didn't make it. I never got to see Over The Edge, but I did see Raw the next night, because I'm a regular diehard fan. And I will never forget that night, the 10 bell salute, the "Stone Cold" salute, the interviews, it all was good. Although I didn't agree with there still being 10 matches that night, considering how nobody cared about the matches anyway. I expected a 2 hour memory tribute of Owen and all the great matches he was in. My favorite had to have been Owen vs. Bret at Wrestlemania 10, or Owen vs. Austin at Summerslam (where Austin nearly got his neck broken). Owen, no matter what he did, did it the best he could. I will never forget Owen, because he was one of the greats in the business. He was "that damn good". My condolences go out to his wife and 2 children, and as well to the entire Hart family. this goes out to Owen from all wrestling fans:
 we'll miss you, and we hope you're in a better place.
 mrx369@hotmail.com
 Ever since Owen's death last year I have been trying to get in contact with his family. If you could please pass this along to his family I would be very thankful.
 OWEN
 No one is more deserving of Heaven than Owen,
 I know he is in The Kingdom of Heaven,
 But something I can't understand is how such a young,
 brother, husband, father, and son could be taken so early,
 I know Owen is looking down and smiling as he watches his children grow,
 The day will come when Athena will walk down the isle, waiting to become a wife,
 The day will come when Oje stands where Owen stood,
 watching his bride walk down the isle,
 And Owen will proudly standing by his side,
 And in the last few moments of Martha's life
 Owen will be there with her,
 He will hold her hand,
 Kiss her on the forehead
 And whisper: I'll meet you at Heaven's gates.
 Then they will be together again.
 Ms. Rosada Lynch
 I have been a wrestling fan for 16 years. It is a fact that at some times I wasn't proud of, but a fact nevertheless. May 23, 1999 was one of those times.
 Owen meant so much to so many people, especially in Canada. The entire Hart family were looked at as "our people", by that meaning wrestlers who went into the American marketing machine and not only survived but prospered and succeeded. They were every Canadian living every Canadian's dream.
 I remember watching Owen on Stampede Wrestling, when such stars as Larry Cameron, Bruce Hart, Brian Pillman, Chris Benoit and numerous others who are still considered legends in the business of wrestling fought and fought the way wrestling was meant to be; you fought as it was scripted. If someone got hurt, it happens...it was an accident...but you never tried to deliberately hurt someone. This is about the last thing you'd do. Nowadays you hear about who was injured doing a move. Back in those days wrestling was really physical acting. Now it's just really physical. The whole idea of the actual show is gone...replaced with blood, scars and bandages.
 Owen was a true talent, just like his brothers before him. He flew around the ring like a cruiserweight and could still hang with the heavyweights. In a way every single luchadore in this business and every single high-flying daredevil owes a little piece of that to Owen. The same with the little guys. Owen broke ground for everyone and I consider him to be the true innovator of the aerial science of wrestling, be it real or scripted. Owen was a face at the time and there was no way in hell that Stu would have ever made him a heel. When Bret had left for the WWF, it was guys like Owen and Chris that kept the fans loyal to the Stampede style. They did things that today would still be considered amazing, even though we have now seen them a million times or more. They were the first.
 When Owen moved to the WWF, I thought that there would be a continuation of that. But it was not to be. Owen found his niche as a heel, using the same style as always, but combining it with solid acting and solid mic work to truly put him over as a heel with the fans. He took on and defeated Bret...something no one in Canada thought would ever happen. It was Owen's time to shine, even though Bret won the World Title. The best matches I have ever seen were Bret versus Owen, because it was truly "old-school wrestling".
 Owen got his chances and made the best of them. He was a great champion and a great face and heel.
 When and after the screwjob in Montreal happened, Owen decided to stay and try his chances. We as fickle fans were tired of DX and we wanted Bret back, but we knew it would never happen again. We got behind Owen and cheered him when he beat the shit out of Shawn and beat Triple H at his own game. He should have been a World Champion, but MacMahon was afraid of that happening, and kept him down.
 Owen got tougher as the game of wrestling got tougher and more realistic. He injured some people and apologized for it. Hey, it happens when you're still trying to sell "old-school wrestling" to a bunch of bloodthirsty fans.
 Then Over The Edge happened. The night that Owen died and a black shroud was placed over Canada...for we were mourning one of our own who perished due to something that was preventable if someone had just said or done something.
 Owen, regardless of how he felt about it, still climbed up there and did the stunt. He loved his family so much that he couldn't watch them suffer if he were fired from the WWF for not going along with the stunt. He was a family man, just like every one of us are. Work was something you did to get money to feed your family and after work was done you went home.
 Owen's family is still waiting for him...he isn't coming back.
 Owen Hart was a good man. Good men die in our world unfortunately, and God takes them to create great role models and great historical figures that the rest of us can only hope to aspire to be like or even have a glimmer of what they had. Owen should be considered a great Canadian and a great role-model for Canadian kids. If it is between him and Jean Chretien, I would easily choose Owen to be a role model, because at least Owen was honest and true to what he believed in.
 Owen, Rest In Peace. Canada and your fans around the world and beyond it will always miss you.
 Thank you Owen. Thank you.
 Quinn Donovan, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
 This boy was a very good wrestler, just like his brother. He will always be remembered as a legend. Owen, you have brought a lot of laughs and some bad times but you will always be remembered.
 AbusaudSaid@cs.com
 The other day I wrote this in memory of Owen. Enjoy the memories.
  A Hart that will not come back
  There once was Hart one that would not stop beating
  A Hart who was always true and never thought of retreating
  This man was a man of dignity and of honor
  But a dreadful accident took him a way in sure horror
  Sadly Owen is a Hart that won't come back
  Unfortunately no defibulator can bring him back
  He fell from the sky but ascended to Heaven above
  He was a man who blessed us with his humor and his love
  He left us to soon and died in a horrible way
  Let us not ever ever forget him or that frightful day
  Whether you remember him as Blue Blazer or the King of Harts
  Or if you remember him as the Rocket or any of his other parts
  Just make sure to do your very important part
  Don't forget about the greatness that we lost in Owen Hart
  -Phillip Charles Mineff
 I remember Owen's death specifically, it was one of the hardest ones I'd have to get through in my life. I woke up one morning, did my usual routine to get ready for school, then while I was getting ready to put my shoes on and go out to the car, dad stopped me. I asked him what he wanted he told me that Owen Hart had died. Now at first I didn't believe him, but then, when I saw it on the news when I got home that night, I believed him. I was heartbroken, my hero, Owen Hart had died. I stayed up that night writing Blue Blazer on one of my shirts that I was going to wear the next day.
 When I got to school, I was suprised to see that I wasn't the only one that had made their own Blue Blazer shirt. But that night there was going to be a tribute to him on Raw, and I had a baseball game, and I didn't want to miss the tribute. So I left the game early and came home as soon as I could in time to push the record button and turn on the TV. As I stood in my room and watched, a tear fell down my cheek to the ground. I'll never forget Owen, nor the memories he has left us with.
 joe_blue_21@hotmail.com
 When Owen died it made me very sad and I just could not believe that it happened. I met Owen at an autograph signing before Wrestlemania 13. I was in line and Owen and the Bulldog were about to leave, but as I looked down the aisle, I saw Owen walking towards me. He stopped right infront of me, put his hand on my shoulder, and shook my hand. He said hi and thanks for coming. That made my day! I told everyone about what happened. I am thankful for all the memories Owen gave all of us, but that one in particular is my favorite.
 Whenever the WWF would come to town, the first wrestler that came to mind was Owen. I knew he would put on a good show for sure. We all miss Owen and it if was my choice I wouldn't have had you leave, but it wasn't up to me. You were called to a better place. Rest In Peace Owen!
 Jerzychoinski
 I have been watching wrestling almost all my life and I have always been a fan of Bret and Owen. When I had heard that Owen had passed away I was extremely saddened. He was a great wrestler and a great talent. You could tell that he really enjoyed what he was doing in the ring. In closing,In the words of Chris Jericho."Wrestling and the world will NEEEEEEEEEEVER BE THE SAME again!!!" I'll miss you Owen.
 Sincerly, Chad Whitten
 Owen was a great guy, but at the 1994 Rumble he kicked his own brother in the leg.
 W.M.
 Man, it was sad when he died. My friends told me at Mission Viejo High School that Owen Hart died. You guys are joking! They told me check it out on the news, so watched it. When I heard that Owen died I was crying on that Monday night and I prayed for Owen Hart's family, so God can be with them each day. I also have an owen Owen Hart that I have by my bed. When I look at it, I start to cry. We will miss you Owen Hart right here at Mission Viejo.
 Rudypoo1025@aol.com
 Both Owen and Bret Hart are the 2 best wrestler to ever come from Canada in my view any way. Owen you will be missed very much and now that Bret is no longer wrestling Wrestling is not what it was when the 2 Harts were in this sport
 Cory Ennis
 I have seen Owen Hart wrestle in person and I have to say he was one of the best wrestlers to come from Canada. If he was alive today I say he would one day be the WWF champion like his older brother Bret Hart
 Cory Ennis
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