As reported earlier this morning and officially confirmed by WWE, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart has passed away. Neidhart was 63 years old.
According to a report by F4WOnline, Ross Hart, Jim’s brother-in-law, revealed Jim’s passing was due to a grand mal seizure related to Alzheimer’s.
That type of seizure is typically associated with a loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions. Neidhart has reportedly been battling the disease for some time.
Industry continues to react on Twitter
“The Anvil”, “Jim Neidhart” and “RIPAnvil” are all trending on Twitter this morning.
More industry reactions continue to come in.
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jim Neidhart. Our thoughts are with his family today. pic.twitter.com/3ZL4XKZDcn
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) August 13, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Neidhart family
— Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat (@real_steamboat) August 13, 2018
RIP old friend. Jim Neidhart lived and loved our business. Nothing but love for you and your family. All love. pic.twitter.com/goeGkKbUPY
— Virgil (@TheRealVirgil) August 13, 2018
Shocked and saddened to hear about the passing of Jim Neidhart. The #HartFoundation were the greatest of all time. My thoughts are with @NatbyNature @TJWilson and the rest of the Hart family. #RIPAnvil
— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) August 13, 2018
RIP The Anvil https://t.co/mMwOW2smus
— Brian Myers (@TheCurtHawkins) August 13, 2018