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Former WWE Wrestler Mike Halac Dies at 55

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Mike Halac, best known as the WWE wrestler Mantaur has died. He was 55 years old. His daughter, Demi, announced the news of his death, Tuesday (July 11) on Halac’s official Facebook page, saying that he had passed away peacefully in his sleep.

“I’m sorry to break bad news that my dad has passed away. He went peacefully in his sleep. He’s no longer in pain,” the message read. “This really hit home to lose my father, he will forever be in my heart and many others. I love you dad. Make the skies beautiful for me.”

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Facebook/ Mike Halac

The cause of death has not been officially released, but Halac — who was open about his battle with diabetes — revealed a day before his death that he had suffered a back injury after sustaining a fall, and he was currently in the ER at Health Park Hospital. He asked for prayers from his fans, but died shortly after.

“Im in the ER!! I fell and broke my f-ucking back… waiting to find out if they are doing surgery or sending me home with a back brace. Please say some prayers for me thanks.” 

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Facebook/ Mike Halac

Halac was born in Chicago, Illinois on January 20, 1968. He began his wrestling career in the early 1990s, and he made his debut for the Catch Wrestling Association as Bruiser Mastino before joining the World Wrestling Federation as Mantaur. 

He was known for his unique character, which featured a bull head mask and a pair of bull horns. He also had a strong finishing move called the “Mantaur Splash.”

Halac wrestled in WWE for two years, and he also appeared in the Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) promotion. He retired from wrestling in 1999, but he continued to make appearances at wrestling conventions and events.

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Mike Halac / Facebook

Mike Halac’s Net Worth:

Halac’s net worth is estimated to be between $1 million and $5 million. He earned most of his money from his wrestling career, but he also made some money from wrestling conventions and appearances.

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Tributes:

Many wrestlers and fans have paid tribute to Halac since his death. WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley tweeted, “RIP Mantaur. A gentle giant with a great sense of humor.” Wrestler Paul Neu, known as P.N. News, said, “This is a bitter pill to swallow. RIP Michael Halac my tag partner, great friend and brother in all sense of the word except blood.”

“We fought like family,, but always made up. You will be missed. God bless your soul. Until we meet again. Love you brother.”

Halac’s family has asked for privacy during this difficult time. We extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends.

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