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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