Former ECW wrestler Rockin Rebel and wife found dead in their apartment
Rockin, whose real name is Chuck Williams, is best known for his appearances in the early ages of ECW and Tri-State Wrestling.
Wrestler Chuck Williams and his wife were found dead in their Chester County on June 1. Local Philadelphia media reported that a husband and wife had been found dead in an apparent murder-suicide on Friday morning, after which local authorities went to the house and confirmed the identity of the deceased.
The bodies of Chuck, who went by the name Rockin Rebel, and his wife were identified by the authorities around 6.30 am in their Isabel Lane and North Five Points Road home in West Goshen.
While the names of the victims were not mentioned in the early news reports, Wrestling News has confirmed the news from a friend of the deceased.
Chuck is best known for appearing in early ECW and Tri-State Wrestling.
The cause of their deaths is suspected to be a murder-suicide. This news, especially, comes as a huge shock to his followers, considering he had posted this message at 4.29 am on May 29: "Days of spending time with the ones who love you and you love them are far and few, make them count..."
He has also shared a beautiful picture of his family – including wife and two beautiful young children.
Both of his children were reportedly still inside the home when the police found the bodies, but they were unharmed. It has also been confirmed by the authorities that there are no outstanding suspects and there is no danger to the public.
One of their neighbors, Michael Plunkett told the police that Chuck and his wife were having severe marital problems. “There were arguments between the parents and they were loud and the language used was extremely nasty. It scared me,” he said.
Here are some of the reactions to the death of the wrestler on Twitter.
"Holy c**p Rockin Rebel from early ECW committed murder-suicide today." - Brian Dunkasaurus
"I offer my condolences to any and all wrestlers or fans affected by the news of Rockin’ Rebel. It is unfortunate that his cowardice act has left so many processing why and how. I wish those people, and the families of the victim, positive vibes and hopes they can heal." - JC