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WWE(R) Superstar Chris Benoit Found Dead

    STAMFORD, CT, June 25 /CNW/ - World Wrestling Entertainment was informed 
today by authorities in Fayetteville County, Ga., that WWE Superstar Chris 
Benoit, his wife, Nancy, and his son were found dead in their home. 
Authorities are investigating, but no other details are available at this 
    Instead of its announced programming for tonight on USA Network, WWE will 
air a three-hour tribute to Chris Benoit. 
    Chris was beloved among his fellow Superstars, and was a favorite among 
WWE  fans for his unbelievable athleticism and wrestling ability. He always 
took great pride in his performance, and always showed respect for the 
business he loved, for his peers and towards his fans. This is a terrible 
tragedy and an unbearable loss. 
    WWE extends its sincere condolences and prayers to the Benoit family and 
loved ones in this time of tragedy. 
    Carl DeMarco, President of WWE Canada, added, "I am deeply saddened over 
the loss of Chris Benoit. My heartfelt thoughts and sympathy go out to his 
parents and family. My relationship with Chris has extended many years and I 
consider him a great friend. Chris was always first-class - warm, friendly, 
caring and professional... one of the best in our business."
For further information: Media Contact: Gary Davis, (203) 353-5066; 
Kevin Hennessy, (203) 352-8657