Jackass And American Horror Story Star Stevie Lee Dies
Jackass star and wrestler Stevie Lee has died, Impact Wrestling as confirmed.
Lee, who appeared in American Horror Story, Baby Fever the Movie and Oz the Great and Powerful, died suddenly at his home on September 9.
Sharing the news on Twitter, Impact Wrestling, which was formerly known as TNA, wrote: ‘It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Stevie Lee, better known as Puppet The Psycho Dwarf in the early days of TNA. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family.’
A GoFundMe account has been set up to help cover the funeral costs and give Puppet the send off he deserves following his sudden death.
‘Steve Puppet The Psycho Dwarf Lee Richardson unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at his home in the morning. He was beloved by many and has many friends that were family, fans that adored him, but only his brother Jim left to take care of final arrangements,’ the post explained.
‘Puppet has put smiles across the world with his hardcore attitude and lifestyle. He is a legend in the art of Midget Wrestling. He needs our help to give him one last curtain call. Please donate what you can, share his memories with everyone, and share this fundraiser to give the Psycho Dwarf the best resting place possible. All proceeds will be given to Jim Richardson to handle the services/burial costs. Thank you all so much and Puppet, we love you brother!’
Fans have taken to Twitter to share their condolences for the late star, with one writing: ‘He made the Asylum days hardcore. Really stood out. Reaper don’t take down another TNA star. Give it a rest.’
Another added: ‘This year sucks Stevie Lee was one of the toughest guys ever may he rest in eternal peace.’
‘I fondly remember him from the Half Pint Brawlers,’ a third added.
Puppet’s impressive career saw him go from wrestling star to reality star when he appeared in his own reality show Half Pint Brawlers, which followed him running his own wrestling company. From there, he went on to appear in a number of films and TV shows, such as American Horror Story and Jackass 3.
Rest in peace Stevie Lee.
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