Here are full details on the death of Damien Dothard (“Damien Steele” in WWE developmental and for one televised WWE match, and in Deep South Wrestling).
According to Julie Patterson, who told me that she dated him on and off for nine years, Damien, 33, died of a brain aneurysm at his home in Smyrna, Georgia. He was a personal trainer at the Vinings Club, a social club in Atlanta with full health center facilities.
Other wrestlers have died of aneurysms, a byproduct of head trauma. Damien had not wrestled since 2006.
The funeral will be this Wednesday, July 29, at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Highway 5, Roopville, Georgia, at the corner of Highway 27 South and Highway 5 East. For the time oof the service, call the church directly at 770-854-8662.
His friends have put up a Facebook page, “In loving memory of Damien Dothard.”