A former WWE star passed away this morning. Tragically, he was only 63.
Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart, a founding member of The Hart Foundation and the father to current WWE Superstar Natalya, died today.
News of the passing was shared by Powerhouse Nation:
We have received word that Jim “The Anvil” Neidharthas passed away this morning at his home. No further details have been passed to us at this time.
Jim Neidhart was 63 years old.
WWE confirmed the news on Twitter.
From the WWE:
Neidhart began his ring career after playing professional football with the Oakland Raiders and Dallas Cowboys. He was trained by WWE Hall of Famer Stu Hart in the infamous Hart Dungeon in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and earned his ring nickname, The Anvil, after winning an anvil throwing contest.
Neidhart married Stu's daughter, Ellie, to become a member of the legendary Hart Family before making the move to WWE along with Bret "Hit Man" Hart, Dynamite Kid and Davey Boy Smith when WWE purchased Stu Hart’s Calgary Stampede Wrestling.
Rest in peace, Jim.