Steve Lee Richardson, known as Puppet “The Psycho Dwarf,” passed away on September 9.
No information is known about the cause of death, but it was said to be unexpected.
Richardson performed on some early NWA-TNA weekly PPV shows in 2003. He is remembered for an angle where he pulled a gun on Jeff Jarrett in storyline. Richardson also wrestled Tom Arnold as part of a Fox Sports Net/TNA collaboration.
Richardson also starred in the short-lived “Pint Sized Brawlers” show in 2010 on Spike TV. While on that show, he and his group of “brawlers” were involved in the movie Jackass 3D as they were in a bar fight with Wee Man.
He would stay involved in entertainment, landing roles in “Oz the Great and Powerful,” as well as “American Horror Story.”
A Go Fund Me account has been setup to pay for his funeral expenses. The following was posted about him on the page:
Steve “Puppet The Psycho Dwarf” Lee Richardson unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at his home in the morning. He was beloved by many and has many friends that were family, fans that adored him, but only his brother Jim left to take care of final arrangements. Puppet has put smiles across the world with his hardcore attitude and lifestyle. He is a legend in the art of Midget Wrestling. He needs our help to give him one last curtain call. Please donate what you can, share his memories with everyone, and share this fundraiser to give the Psycho Dwarf the best resting place possible. All proceeds will be given to Jim Richardson to handle the services/burial costs. Thank you all so much and Puppet, we love you brother!
On behalf of the staff of Wrestleview, we extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Steve Lee Richardson during this difficult time.