Ron Bass (wrestler)

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Ron Bass
Birth nameRonald Heard
Born(1948-12-21)December 21, 1948
Harrisburg, Arkansas
DiedMarch 7, 2017(2017-03-07) (aged 68)[1]
Tampa, Florida
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)"The Outlaw" Ron Bass
Billed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)[2][1]
Billed fromPampa, Texas
Debut1971[1]
Retired1991[2]

Ronald Heard (December 21, 1948 – March 7, 2017) was a former American professional wrestler. He was best known under the name "The Outlaw" Ron Bass.[2] His gimmick was a Texan cowboy who entered World Wrestling Federation (WWF) rings to the sound of a bullwhip.[3]

In March 2017, Bass was hospitalized in Tampa, Florida due to a burst appendix and underwent surgery.[1] He died on March 7, 2017 from complications of appendicitis-related surgery at the age of 68.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Oliver, Greg (March 7, 2017). "'Outlaw' Ron Bass dead at 68". SLAM! Wrestling. Retrieved March 7, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Shields, Brian; Sullivan, Kevin (2009). WWE Encyclopedia. Dorling Kindersley. p. 229. ISBN 978-0-7566-4190-0.
  3. Brett Hoffman (January 29, 2007). "Catching up with The Outlaw". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-03-12.