A post on Butch Reed’s official Instagram account revealed that the former WWF and WCW wrestler has passed away at the age of 66 due to heart complications. It was noted earlier this week that Reed had been dealing with health issues after suffering two heart attacks this year.
The post reads: “To everyone who reached out god bless you. Today we lost a great man. Due to heart complications, Bruce ‘Butch’ Reed passed away. Butch is in heaven now with the wrestling gods. I am sure he is already booked for a Heavyweight Championship match. Once again thank you for all the prayers. We will keep this page going in his memory. For funeral arrangements send me a dm for information if you would like to attend. God bless everyone and god bless in heaven ‘Hacksaw Butch Reed’.”
Reed was a journeyman wrestler, competing in Mid-South Wrestling, WWF, NWA, WCW, USWA, GWF and more. He is a former WCW tag team champion (with Ron Simmons as Doom) and held several titles in Mid-South. During his time in the WWF, he died his hair blonde and wrestled as “The Natural” Butch Reed, where he feuded with wrestlers like Tito Santana, Ricky Steamboat and others.
411 would like to give our condolences to his family, friends and fans.