Bobby Eaton has passed away at the age of 62.
His sister, Deborah Eaton, confirmed his passing on Facebook by writing the following:
“I never wanted to have to post this, but my Little Brother Beautiful Bobby Eaton passed away last night,” she wrote. “When I find out all the details I will post them. Bobby was the kindest, loving person you would ever meet. I loved him so much and am going to miss him, please say a prayer for my [niece] Taryn. She found him. And she just lost her Mom a little over a month ago.”
Eaton, best known from his time in The Midnight Express, had been reportedly hospitalized after suffering a fall that left him with some broken fingers and a banged-up hip last month, according to Bodyslam.net.
East started his wrestling career in 1976 when he went to work for NWA Mid-America then the Memphis territory in the early 1980s. He went to Mid South Wrestling in 1983 where he later joined The Midnight Express with Dennis Condrey and Jim Cornette.
This is where they had a legendary feud with the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson) for years including in Jim Crockett Promotions, which they joined in 1985.
After Condrey left the promotion in 1987, he was replaced by Stan Lane, who would team with Eaton through 1990 until Lane and Cornette left WCW. Eaton stayed with the promotion through 2000 where he found success with William Regal where they were known as The Blue Bloods. He also won the WCW TV Title once.
Our thoughts are with the Eaton family.