Smith Hart

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Smith Hart
Birth nameSmith Stewart Hart
Born(1948-11-28)November 28, 1948[1]
Long Beach, New York, U.S.[2][3]
DiedJuly 2, 2017(2017-07-02) (aged 68)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Spouse(s)
Maria Rosado
(m. 1979; died 1998)
Children5[4]
FamilyHart
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Smith Hart
Stu Hart[5]
Billed height5 ft 10 in[1]
Billed fromCalgary, Alberta, Canada
Trained byStu Hart
Debut1973[6]
Retired1991

Smith Stewart Hart (November 28, 1948 – July 2, 2017) was an American-Canadian[7][8] professional wrestler and a member of the Hart wrestling family. His parents were Stu and Helen Hart.

Smith was the first of their twelve children, being one of their eight sons, Bruce, Keith, Wayne, Dean, Bret, Ross and Owen followed him.

Hart wrestled for the majority of his career in Canada but also worked shortly in other countries and was best known for his time in Stampede Wrestling and for his appearances for WWE.

On July 2, 2017, Hart died at his Calgary, Alberta home at the age of 68 of prostate and bone cancer.[9] he suffered from cancer since January 2016.[10]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Help us find payors – listed by region". justice.alberta.ca.
  2. Blake Norton (19 April 2010). "Surviving The Dungeon Extra: Ross Hart on The Hart Siblings (1 of 2)" – via YouTube.
  3. The Official Fan Page of Smith Hart: "Today my heart goes out to all those effected by the tragedies of 9/11. I was born in Long Beach, Long Island and consider myself a native New Yorker." Cf. https://www.facebook.com/smith.hart.5/posts/164047037011845
  4. Carey, Ian (January 20, 2007). "Hart Foundation: The Next Generation". WRESTLING COLUMNS. Online World Of Wrestling. Retrieved 2015-05-31.
  5. ClassicsWWC (16 October 2012). "WWC: Pierre "Mad Dog" Lefebvre vs. Stu Hart (1983)" – via YouTube.
  6. "Smith Hart General Information". wrestlingdata.com/.
  7. Martha Hart; Eric Francis (2004). Broken Harts: The Life and Death of Owen Hart. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 84 pp. ISBN 978-1-59077-036-8.
  8. "An open letter to Shawn Michaels". http: canoe. May 17, 1997.
  9. "Smith Hart Obituary". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2 July 2017.
  10. @SmithHart1: "I regret to announce that I have been diagnosed with bone and prostate cancer" Cf. https://twitter.com/SmithHart1/status/690218354544623616