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Twist cited in tragedy
By DOUG MCINTYRE -- Sun Media
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Biff Wellington
- photo courtesy Bob Leonard


In a strange twist to the Chris Benoit saga, the pro wrestling superstar's death occurred just days after his former tag-team partner died of an apparent heart attack.

Shayne Bower, better known to wrestling fans as Biff Wellington, died June 20, less than a week before the bodies of Benoit, his wife Nancy and seven-year-old son Daniel were discovered in their Atlanta suburban home in a case police say is a double murder-suicide.

Bower, a 44-year-old Calgary native began training with the legendary Hart brothers in the mid-1980s.

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  • July 4, 2007: Biff Wellington: A personal recollection
  • June 24, 2007: Biff Wellington dead at 44
  • SLAM! Wrestling July 21, 2004 interview: Wellington has no grudge against Benoit
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