Sir Oliver Humperdink, the legendary pro wrestling manager passed away early this past Sunday morning, he was 62.
Humperdink (real name John Sutton) had been suffering from bladder cancer and was in hospice care.
The red-haired and flamboyant attired Humperdink first made a name for himself as a heel manager in Florida Championship Wrestling during the 1970s.
Forming a heel stable The House of Humperdinck which dominated there and other NWA territories, including Jim Crockett Promotions, based in the Carolinas
Among the many wrestlers he managed during those days were Greg Valentine, Don Muraco, Bruiser Brody, Ivan Koloff and â€˜Superstarâ€™ Billy Graham.
Humperdink joined the WWF (now WWE) in 1987 and had a brief run as the babyface manager of Bam Bam Bigelow and Paul Orndorff.
He later worked for WCW, where he managed The Fabulous Freebirds as Big Daddy Dink. He retired in 1993, but did however attend many wrestling conventions and events in association with The Cauliflower Alley club
Our condolences to his family and friends
By Phil Allely