DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Tor Johnson (aged 67–68)
Swedish professional wrestler and actor
Karl Erik Tore Johansson (19 October 1902 or 1903; sources differ – 12 May 1971), better known by the stage name Tor Johnson, was a Swedish professional wrestler and actor. As an actor, Johnson appeared in many B-movies, including some famously directed by Ed Wood. In professional wrestling, Johnson was billed as Swedish Angel and Super Swedish Angel and became a one-time MWA World Heavyweight Champion.
DEATH: Johnson died of heart failure in San Fernando, California, at the age of 68.
Johnson was portrayed by wrestler George “The Animal” Steele in Tim Burton’s film Ed Wood (1994).