MELANIE PILLMAN was the widow of wrestling legend Brian Pillman and mother of current wrestler Brian Pillman Jr.
She and Brian Jr. had a tumultuous relationship but were working to mend it when she died on June 1, 2022 at the age of 56.
Who Was Melanie Pillman?
Melanie Pillman was the widow of Brian Pillman, known as The Loose Cannon, who died in 1997 at the age of 35.
Recently, she was a well-known character on son Brian Jr.’s Twitch streaming channel, where she answered questions about her late husband’s career and cheered on her son’s career.
But it wasn’t always so rosy for Melanie.
According to the Dark Side of the Ring documentary series, which starred Melanie and her son Brian Jr., Melanie became addicted to drugs and blew the family’s money.
Her life choices became a point of contention for her son, Brian Jr., who wanted to carry on his father’s legacy as a wrestler.
At the time of her death, the two were working to mend their relationship, according to a post on Brian Jr.’s Instagram.
How did Melanie Pillman die?
While an official cause of death is yet to be reported, Brian Jr.’s confirmation of her death said on Instagram, “While her death was unexpected, it was not surprising.”
“Her lifestyle, which dominated most of the last 25 years of her life, finally caught up with her.”
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