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WWE Wrestler Nicole Bass Dies Of Heart Attack At Age 52

Woman bodybuilder and professional wrestler Nicole Bass has passed away at age 52.

According to the Wrestling Observer, the wrestling personality, who regularly appeared on the "Howard Stern Show" and on World Wrestling Entertainment television, had a fatal heart attack around the middle of February.  

Her partner, Christine Marrone, wrote on Bass' Facebook page: "Just want to make it clear that I will not be answering [any] who, what, where, when, why questions right now. Nicole always kept her personal things private and I will do the same for her."

Marrone wrote about Bass' sickness.

"A few days ago Nicole got very sick. She was brought into the hospital and they did everything they could to help her.

"I have been sitting here with her in the room 24/7 since she got here making sure she was being given the best possible care. Today we learned that there is nothing else that can be done.

"Nicole was an amazing woman. Strong not only on the outside but inside as well. Beautiful soul and kind heart. 

"Many people knew Nicole but few ever got close enough to know the REAL woman that she was. I got to be one of the lucky few. Not only was she my soul mate and my girlfriend but she was my best friend, my teacher and my business partner," she said, the Daily Mail reports. 

In May 2016, Bass released a picture of herself hospitalized, but kept quiet as to why she was there. 

"My answer... 'It's private!'" she wrote. 

Her last appearance on the "Howard Stern Show" was on Feb. 6. Stern would constantly joke that Bass is really a man when she was on his show.

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Bass became a star during the WWE's "Attitude" era of the late 1990s.

Measuring 6-foot 2-inches tall and weighing 230 pounds, Bass drew attention as a bodybuilder for being bigger than her competitors.

A sexual harassment suit against the WWE lasted for a decade before it was dismissed, Wrestleview reports.

The female wrestler's husband of 28 years, Bob Fuchs, passed away in May 2013 as a result of a heart attack. 

Sources: Wrestling Observer, Daily Mail, Wrestleview / Photo credit: New York Post

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