Mike Von Erich

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Mike Von Erich
Born(1964-03-02)March 2, 1964
Dallas, Texas
DiedApril 12, 1987(1987-04-12) (aged 23)
Lake Dallas, Texas
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Mike Von Erich
Billed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Trained byFritz Von Erich

Michael Brett Adkisson (March 2, 1964 — April 12, 1987) was an American professional wrestler. He was better known under the ring name Mike Von Erich. He was a member of the famous Von Erich family. His father was Fritz Von Erich, a wrestling promoter and professional wrestler. Mike made his professional wrestling debut on November 24, 1983. Unlike his older brothers, however, he never wanted to do wrestling (according to certain wrestlers tied to Mike, including his brother Kevin).

In 1985, Von Erich was diagnosed with toxic shock syndrome (rare among men). The condition caused brain damage that then affected his behavior and overall performing abilities.

In April 1987, he was arrested for drunk driving and drug charges. A few days later, Mike wrote and left a suicide note for his family, went to Lake Dallas and overdosed on Placidyl and alcohol. His body was found four days later.[1]

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  1. "Diving Shaffer Upsets Louganis To Win 1-meter Springboard". Sun-Sentinel. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-08-13.

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