Chris Champion’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

February 17, 1961

Death Date

Aug 22, 2018

Age of Death

57 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Nashville, Tennessee, United States



The wrestler Chris Champion died at the age of 57. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Professional wrestler who has also wrestled under ring names like Yoshi Kwan, Dennis Smith and The Karate Kid. He is best for his time in World Championship Wrestling, where he famously competed against wrestlers like Cactus Jack.

He began wrestling as Dennis Smith in 1984 and changed his ring name to Chris Champion after joining Florida Championship Wrestling in 1986.

He has won tag team titles in promotions like Championship Wrestling Association, Florida Championship Wrestling and Southern Wrestling Federation.

He was born Christopher Ashford-Smith. His brother is fellow professional wrestler Mark Starr.

He famously lost to Mick Foley at WCW’s 1993 Fall Brawl.

How did Chris Champion die?

Champion died on August 22, 2018, at the age of 57. According to and fellow friend Wolfie D, it is rumored that Champion’s death was caused by another stroke. A YouTube user claiming to be Champion’s daughter verified this, saying he suffered multiple strokes during his final days.