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Tor Kamata dead at 70
By GREG OLIVER - Producer, SLAM! Wrestling


Tor Kamata
- photo by Bob Leonard



Legendary Stampede Wrestling villain Tor Kamata has died in Saskatoon. He was 70.

Kamata, born McRonald Kamaka, had battled heart disease for almost a decade.

He died July 23rd at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 30, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. from the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 1725 McKercher Dr., Saskatoon. Funeral arrangements are in care of Martens Warman Funeral Home.

Kamata owned a restaurant for a while in Saskatoon and a shiatsu therapy business. He'd previously run Tor's Teriyaki restaurant in Calgary.

RELATED LINKS

  • July 2004 profile: Tor Kamata: Mean but nice
  • Tor Kamata Photo Gallery