Police say Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and 'succumbed to his injury' on Monday in Wesley Chapel, Florida. No foul play is suspected
His wife Elizabeth told emergency responders that he suffered from seizures and 'turned weirdly as if he were about to dance' while changing the thermostat
He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease and is believed to have had a grand mal seizure, according to his brother-in-law and fellow wrestler Ross Hart
Neidhart's daughter, known as Natalya, is currently a WWE performer
Neidhart, Bret 'The Hitman' Hart and manager Jimmy Hart made up the Hart Foundation stable in the 1980s and the tag team won multiple championships
A former high school shot putter while growing up in California, Neidhart was nearly a member of the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys but was cut
After his football career fizzled, Neidhart went to Calgary to train with Canadian pro wrestling legend Stu Hart, the father of Bret and Owen Hart
Neidhart married Stu Hart's daughter Ellie and had three daughters of his own
Neidhart was arrested in 2010 for drug possession, trafficking and burglary after police found him with 55.6 grams of Oxycontin and 17.4 grams of methadone
Legendary wrestler Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart, who joined with Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams of the 1980s, has died at 63.
The Pasco Sheriff's Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and 'succumbed to his injury' on Monday in Wesley Chapel, Florida. No foul play was suspected.
According to TMZ, his wife Elizabeth told investigators that he was having difficulty sleeping so he got out of bed to change the thermostat but 'turned weirdly as he were about to dance', then fell, hitting his head.
According to his brother-in-law and a former pro wrestler, Ross Hart, Neidhart suffered from Alzheimer's disease and it was believed he suffered a grand mal seizure on Monday.
He told the Associated Press: 'He got up (Monday) morning and went to lower the temperature on the air conditioner and he just collapsed and I think died pretty quickly.
'I... think this was stemming from Alzheimer's which he'd been battling for some time. It's a struggle he's been going through.'
Emergency responders found he had a four-inch gash to his face,
Neidhart, Bret 'The Hitman' Hart and manager Jimmy Hart made up the Hart Foundation in the 1980s as the tag team won multiple championships. Bret Hart, 61, reacted on social media: 'Stunned and saddened. I just don't have the words right now.'
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