The legendary WWE champion Bruno Sammartino is no more. He died on 18th April because of his health condition. He was known for being WWWF, later identified as WWF, and now as WWE champion. During his lifetime, he was known as ‘The Living Legend.’ Now let’s know more about him, his death cause and funeral details on this wiki!
Born on 6th April 2018, Bruno Sammartino’s hometown was in Pizzoferrato, Abruzzo, Italy. His full name was Bruno Leopolda Francesco Sammartino. He belonged to Italian American ethnicity and held American citizenship. His zodiac sign was Libra. The WWE champion left this world at the age of 82 years on 18th April 2018. He died in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. His parents were Alfonso and Emilia Sammartino.
|Birth Name||Bruno Leopoldo Francesco Sammartino|
|Birthday||6th October 1935|
|Birthplace||Pizzoferrato, Abruzzo, Italy|
|Death Date||18th April 2018|
|Death Place||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Age||82 years old|
|Ethnicity||Italian American, White|
|Married/Wife||Carol Sammartino (1959-2018)|
|Children||Danny, Darry, David|
|Net Worth||$4 million|
Death Cause and Funeral
The legendary retired WWE champion left this world on 18th April 2018. The death cause was reported to be a natural cause. According to the source, he was suffering from health problems and used to take heavy medical treatments.
Bruno died at the age of 82 years, leaving his wife and children in tears. His family members are mourning for his death. The funeral details are not provided yet. We will be updating funeral details as soon as we get information, stay updated.
Early Career and Education
Bruno was the youngest of his seven sibling brothers and sisters. He went to Schenley High School, where he could not get wrestling training. So, he went to the University of Pittsburgh and joined a team coached by Rex Peery.
Net Worth, Career, and Salary
Sammartino started his career as a stuntman in Pittsburg area. He quickly became one of the best performing strongmen. Later, Bob Prince put him on a TV show. When he came to the screen, Rudy Miller, the local wrestling promoter spotted him and recruited for wrestling championship.
Rudy knew that Bruno could gain enough popularity if marketed as an ethnic strongman. That is how he earned name and fame. Soon, many brands approached him for endorsement. However, he never promoted them in his career.
In his career lifetime, he earned properties and value. Before his demise, his estimated net worth was $4 million. Moreover, it includes his real estates, stock, and properties, private jets and cars.
Married to Wife Carol Sammartino
In 1959, Bruno married his spouse Carol Sammartino. The exact date of his wedding is not provided. From this marriage, he was blessed with three children of whom they named as David, Danny and Darryl Sammartino. Before death, he was a grandfather of four grandchildren. Along with his family, he lived in Ross Township, Pennsylvania.
The duo is no longer together as Bruno left this world breaking all ties naturally with his wife and children. There was no divorce rumors or affairs of him before death.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight
Bruno was decently tall with good weight before his death. His body was measured 5 ft 10 inches tall and weighed 120 kilos. He had white skin color black hair and brown eyes.