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"Nature Boy" Buddy Landel passes away

We have some more sad news to report. "Nature Boy" Buddy Landell passed away today at 53 years old. The news broke earlier this afternoon on Knoxville Sports Radio. We heard that he was in an automobile accident over the weekend and checked himself out of the hospital on Sunday. He went to sleep last night and was later found dead by his wife.

Landel was primed for a major push in Jim Crockett Promotions in the 1980s but drugs and alcohol took their toll on him and he became unreliable and would eventually be fired. By the mid 1990s he had turned his life around and worked for Smoky Mountain Wrestling and had a brief stint with the World Wrestling Federation.

Our condolences to his friends and family. We hope to have more information soon.

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