Wrestler Sensational Sherri dead at 49
Legendary female wrestler Sensational Sherri Martel, born Sherry Russell, was found dead in her mother's home in Alabama on Friday June 15. The cause of her death is unknown.
She was 49 years old.
Sherri Martel, sometimes referred to as Sensational Sherri or Scary Sherri, is probably the most famous female wrestler of all time. She worked closely and managed such wrestling greats as Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Million Dollar Man Ted DiBiase and Macho Man Randy Savage.
Sherri also captured the AWA and WWE women's championships and was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame by DiBiase last year.
Her husband of 10 years, Robert Schrull, told the WWE.blog: "It's a great loss to the wrestling world."