Professional Wrestler Chris Benoit, Family Found Dead in Georgia Home

June 26th, 2007  
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Topic: Professional Wrestler Chris Benoit, Family Found Dead in Georgia Home

Professional wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife Nancy and their 7-year-old son Daniel were found dead in the family's Georgia home Monday, the Fayette County Sheriff's Department said.
Lt. Tommy Pope said the three were found at their home about 2:30 p.m., and the deparment was investigating the deaths as a homicide. Pope said results of autopsies were expected Tuesday.
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Officials were not commenting to the press on the case otherwise, but the Atlanta-Journal Constitution reported cops saying the deaths were not gun-related.
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Benoit, 40, was a former world heavyweight champion, Intercontinental champion and held several tag-team titles over his career.
World Wrestling Entertainment released a statement breaking the news earlier. It canceled its live "Monday Night RAW" card in Corpus Christi, Texas, and USA Network aired a three-hour tribute to Benoit in place of the scheduled wrestling telecast.
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Benoit was scheduled to perform at the "Vengeance" pay-per-view event Sunday night in Houston, but was replaced at the last minute because of what announcer Jim Ross called "personal reasons."
"WWE extends its sincerest thoughts and prayers to the Benoit family's relatives and loved ones in this time of tragedy," the statement read.
Benoit was known for his famous move, the "Crippler Crossface."
A Canadian native, he maintained a home in metro Atlanta from the time he wrestled for the defunct World Championship Wrestling.
June 26th, 2007  
Double murder- suicide... roid rage is counter-productive to peaceful familial relations.

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