Professional Wrestler Adrian 'Lionheart' McCallum Dies At 36
The Professional Wrestler Adrian McCallum Passed Away At 36.
- Adrian McCallum passed away at 36.
- On Wednesday, the Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) confirmed the devastating news via Twitter.
- Just hours after Adrian died, he shared a final tweet referencing a quote from Ricky Gervais’ Netflix comedy After Life.
- His death news comes just a couple of days after he was renamed ICW’s World Heavyweight Champion.
- Adrian started his professional wrestling career in 2008.
English professional wrestler and actor Adrian McCallum, better known by ring name Lionheart, has died at the age of 36.
On Wednesday, the Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) confirmed the devastating news via Twitter. They tweeted:
We are heartbroken to learn of the tragic death of ICW World Heavyweight Champion, Adrian ‘Lionheart’ McCallum. Adrian was a mainstay of ICW and British professional wrestling. Most importantly, he was our friend. His passing leaves a huge hole in the lives of those who knew him.
Europe’s one of the top professional wrestling academies, Glasgow Pro Wrestling Asylum, that Adrian coached at, also released a statement about his tragic death on Twitter.
We are heartbroken to learn of the tragic death of GPWA Coach Adrian ‘Lionheart’ McCallum.
Most importantly, he was our friend.
His passing leaves a huge hole in the lives of those who knew him. Please respect his family & friend’s privacy at this time. pic.twitter.com/aSRWkROE2V
— GPWA (@GPWAsylum) June 19, 2019
Just hours after Adrian died, he shared a final tweet referencing a quote from Ricky Gervais’ Netflix comedy After Life. He, in the tweet, mentioned about the last meal, last flower, and last friend.
“One day you will eat your last meal,
You will smell your last flower, you will hug your friend for the last time. You might not know it's the last time, that's why you must do everything you love with passion” #Afterlife @rickygervais
— Lionheart (@LionheartUK) June 19, 2019
His death news comes just a couple of days after he was renamed ICW’s World Heavyweight Champion earning the title of Union of European Wrestling Alliances’ Heavyweight Champion.
The athlete celebrated the victory on his Instagram on Sunday and Monday where he posted two pictures of his new golden title belts. He captioned the photo writing The will of the strong will never be shaken by doubts of the weak…’ ?#Champion #WorldClass.
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Adrian, who started his professional wrestling career in 2008, was three times Preston City Wrestling Heavyweight Champion and three times Scottish Heavyweight Champion.
Besides being champions for multiple times, he also won numerous titles like Danish Pro, Real Deal, Premiere British, and One Pro wrestling leagues.
Many other wrestling stars like Grado, Tom Aitken, William Regal, Cedric Alexander, and Kassius have expressed sincere condolences to the wrestler.
Love you my brother.
RIP @LionheartUK - we will never ever forget you.
Thank you for everything you done for the British wrestling scene...but more importantly for being our pal x pic.twitter.com/p1Nycvx1TU
— GRADO (@gradowrestling) June 19, 2019
Very sad to hear of the passing of Adrian “Lionheart” McCallum. A lovely lad whenever I met him. Condolences to his family, friends and fans.
— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) June 19, 2019
I'm crushed to hear the passing of Adrian ‘Lionheart’ McCallum. I may not have known him very well but he was one of the first people to welcome me with open arms when I took my first tour to the U.K. #RIPLionheart
— Cedric Alexander (@CedricAlexander) June 19, 2019
Saddened to hear of the passing of Lionheart. Condolences, love & support to his fans, friends & family. Rest In Peace. https://t.co/ijpL9UqmJF
— KASSIUS (KASH-US) (@KassiusOhno) June 19, 2019
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