Mae Young, WWE Legend, On Death Bed

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UPDATE: May Young is still alive!

The Charleston Post & Courier has updated its original story to say the legend is "gravely ill." We apologize for the premature reporting.

Mae Young, one of the most famous women in wrestling history, was taken off life support last night and passed away this morning at her home in Columbia, South Carolina.

She was 90 years old.

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Young broke into the professional ranks at the age of 15 and was profiled many decades later in a documentary titled "Lipstick and Dynamite."

She was the first-ever NWA U.S. Women's Champion and appeared on WWE Smackdown in 1999, 60 years after she first entered the profession.

Mae even went on to win WWE's Miss Royal Rumble in 2000… at the age of 77.

She was involved in a storyline that year as the girlfriend of grappler Mark Henry and was inducted into the WWE Gall of Fame in 2007 along with The Fabulous Moolah, another long-time, legendary Diva.

Young was hospitalized on December 30 and placed under hospice care at home.

"Sad news to report," Mike Mooneyham of The Charleston Post & Courier Tweeted yesterday. "Received word tonight that #MaeYoung has been taken off life support. Prayers for this grand lady of wrestling."

UPDATE, 1/15: It has now been confirmed. Young has passed away.

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someone incredible and well loved died and all some people can think about is correct spelling.seriously that shows how sick,shallow,petty and and narrow minded society has became these days,all obessed with the stupidest things rather than the important things.so what if one letter is wrong,people act like its a huge disaster if a letter is wrong or comma is missing, get over it you saddo's

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Why all the crap abt u guys running ur mouth abt a legend in wrestling spell right

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http://www.tmz.com/2014/01/09/... She hasn't died. She was taken off life support but is still fighting.

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Spelling is wrong

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This report is false, she is not dead yet.

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Take this post down. She is still ALIVE and you should check your facts before you post false rumors.

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She was the one i always looked upon i will miss

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......SO GO OUT SPORTING, folks.
(and live longer)

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Dear Hilton Hater, please proofread your articles before publishing... Gall of Hame?? Anyway, this is indeed very sad news. Mae young was so full of life even at an elderly age, she paved the way for so many female wrestlers today. Without her there may not be women in wrestling. So really, she was a pioneer. Rest in peace, dear Mae. You shall always be remembered as one of the best wrestlers and hall of famers there ever was.