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Mae Young: Wrestling legend is not dead, but she is 'gravely ill'

Mae Young is very ill, but has not yet passed away.
Mae Young is very ill, but has not yet passed away.

For fans of the wrestling world, the name of Mae Young is very well known. Early on the morning of Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, the sad word of her death had started going around the Internet, but those reports appear to be incorrect, according to TMZ.

Back in Dec. of 2013, Mae Young was indeed brought to a hospital in South Carolina, admitted, and then placed on life support.

Early on Thursday, Mike Mooneyham of the Charleston Post & Courier reported that he was sad to let everyone know that Mae Young had passed away. He later went online and tweeted that he was wrong due to the information given.

"Mae Young has not passed away. The source who reported her passing received incorrect information. Mae is gravely ill, but still alive."

Mae Young is very well known in the wrestling world and she is the only wrestler (man or woman) to compete in nine different decades. Her first match was way back in 1939 and her last known match was in 2010.

The WWE welcomed Mae Young and the Fabulous Moolah back to television, and the ring, in 1999. So much has happened with Mae Young since then and that includes wrestling, being powerbombed through a table, kissing many people, and giving a hand.

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