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Ex-WWE wrestler Luna Vachon dies at 48

Luna Vachon

Former WWE wrestler Gertrude “Luna” Vachon was found dead today at her mother’s home in Florida.

Information about Vachon’s cause of death and the circumstances surrounding her passing was scant, but the WWE released a statement expressing condolences to the female wrestler’s family and briefly summarizing her career:

Ms. Vachon was under contract with WWE at various times from 1993 through 2000, and performed under the name “Luna” Vachon. She last performed for WWE in early 2000.

Vachon worked with the WCW, ECW and WWF in the 90s through 2000, managing wrestlers Goldust and Bam Bam Bigelow. According to the Baltimore Sun, she had been staying at her mother’s house in recent weeks because hers had burned down. Vachon has a WWE alumni page that briefly describes her career:

As the niece of WWE Hall of Famer Mad Dog Vachon, the bizarre Luna Vachon carried on a familial legacy of in-ring madness.

No information has yet been disclosed about plans for a memorial service or funeral.

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