We are sad to report on the passing of Butch Reed at the age of 66.
There is no word on his cause of death but the news has been confirmed by several wrestlers on social media, including Tommy Dreamer.
Reed got his start in the wrestling business in 1978 and became a top star during his run in Mid-South Wrestling from 1983 until 1986.
On a national level, fans may remember him best for his run in the World Wrestling Federation as “The Natural” Butch Reed and later in the NWA/WCW as part of the Doom tag team with partner Ron Simmons.
Reed’s last major appearance on a wrestling program came in 2007 when he was part of a wedding segment on Friday Night SmackDown with Teddy Long and Kristal Marshall.
We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family.