Wrestling Legend Verne Gagne Suspect in Death Investigation
n 82-year-old Minnesotan wrestling legend is under investigation after the death of his 97-year-old roommate.
Police believe that Verne Gagne may have contributed to the January death of Helmut R. Gutmann, who lived with him in the Bloomington living facility, Friendship Village. Gagne and 97-year-old Gutmann, who both suffer from Alzheimer's-related dementia, allegedly got into a fight on Jan. 26 that led to Gutmann's death.
Gutmann suffered a broken leg and a head injury in the fight. He was hospitalized, then released, but then was re-hospitalized due to complications. Four days ago, Gutmann died.
Re: Wrestling Legend Verne Gagne Suspect in Death Investigation
Wow! That's terrible. To be honest, I never knew him as an "amateur" wrestler but only as a pro wrestler. In the 70's and the 80's they had the AWA, based out of the Twin Cities, that Vern Gagne ran and operated all of those years.
I hope that they consider his psychological condition in this case. My mom has dementia, and I can say that folks aren't quite themselves who suffer from it.