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Pioneering female pro wrestler Johnnie Mae Young dies at 90

Published on Jan 16, 2014 7:33 AM
 
Johnnie Mae Young, a pioneering female wrestler and World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame member, is pictured in this World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. photo released to Reuters on Jan 15, 2014. Young, a pioneering female wrestler and World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame member whose career spanned eight decades, died on Tuesday, the organisation said. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

(REUTERS) - Johnnie Mae Young, a pioneering female wrestler and World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame member whose career spanned eight decades, died on Tuesday, the organisation said.

She was 90.

"There will never be another Mae Young," said Vince McMahon, the chairman and chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment.

Young died at her home in Columbia, South Carolina, where she had been under hospice care, a WWE spokesman said.

 
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