Harley Race Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Kids, Family, Cause of Death, Net Worth, Parents, Health, Height, Obituary and Funeral

Harley Race Biography – Harley Race Wiki

Harley Race born Harley Leland Race, was an American professional wrestler, promoter, and trainer.

Race’s in-ring career stretched from the early 1960s through 1990, as he spent most of his career with the NWA. He was an Eight-time NWA world champion. In addition to his eight reigns as NWA world champion, then a record, Race was the first NWA United States champion.

Race spent time in the WWE (then the WWF) late in his career and won the second WWE King of the Ring event — earning him the nickname of “King” Harley Race, which stuck with him for the rest of his career. He also performed with the American Wrestling Association (AWA) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

After his retirement from in-ring action, Race continued to make an impact on the world of professional wrestling as a manager, promoter and trainer.

He has been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, NWA Hall of Fame, the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame and WCW Hall of Fame.

Harley Race Age

He was born on April 11, 1943, in Quitman, Missouri, United States. He died on August 1, 2019, in Troy, Missouri aged 76.

Harley Race Wife

Race married his first wife, Vivian Jones, in 1960. She died five weeks after their wedding in the same car crash in which Race nearly lost a leg. Shortly after Vivian’s death, Race married Sandra Jones, who he briefly mentioned in his 2004 autobiography King of the Ring. This second marriage produced a daughter, Candice Marie, and ended in divorce.

His third wife, whom Race refused to mention by name in his autobiography, divorced him in the early 1990s after over 30 years of marriage. Together they had a son, Justin, who was an amateur wrestler but never participated in professional wrestling. His fourth wife, Beverly – B.J. – was vice president of the Commerce Bank of Kansas City. They married in late 1995, shortly after Race’s career-ending car crash. She often traveled with Race until she died of pneumonia.

Harley Race Children

He had 3 children.

Harley Race Family

Harley Race was born to sharecroppers George and Mary Race.

Harley Race Health

On March 1, 2019, Race’s close friend Ric Flair announced that Race was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. A day later, CWFH promoter Dave Marquez said he was diagnosed with lung cancer, but it was not terminal.

Harley Race Death

Race died on August 1, 2019. He was 76 years of age. His death was announced in a statement on his official Twitter page.

“Today at 12:50, we lost the man that fought up until the very last of his existence. More information will be released soon, but just know that he loved pro-wrestling and the fans that loved him. Harley Race, we love you”

Celebrity Deaths 2019

WWE tweeted, “WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race passed away today at age 76. WWE extends its condolences to Race’s family, friends and fans.”

Harley Race Cause of Death – How Did Harley Race Die?

Harley Race’s cause of death was lung cancer.

Harley Race Tributes

WWE Superstars and Legends took to social media to share their thoughts and memories of Harley Race. Vince McMahon tweeted, “Harley Race was literally the King of his profession for 25 years. Long live the King.”

Triple H wrote, “Everything about Harley Race commanded RESPECT…Today our world mourns with all the RESPECT you deserve…One of my favorite people in the business and in life. See you down the road, my friend.”

William Regal wrote, “On January 25th 1993 in met a great man who became a great friend and mentor. A proper man in and out of the ring. One of the true greats. Harley Race passed today. I will be forever grateful for the time I’ve spent with him.”

Mick Foley wrote, “We lost a true ledend today; one of the toughest men and one of the greatest champions our sport has ever known. I loved working with him, I loved talking with him. I was proud to be his friend.”

Charles Robinson wrote, “Really sad to hear the passing of @8XNWAChampion [Harley Race] one of the greatest NWA Champions ever. He was a real man’s man and one of the toughest guys I ever met. I loved watching him when he came to the Mid Atlantic area when I was a teen. He certainly made everything real.”

Harley Race Height

He stood at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m).

Harley Race Net Worth

Information about Harley Race’s net worth is being updated.

Harley Race Twitter

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