Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson declared on twitter that former professional wrestler, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka passed away Sunday at the age of 73. 12 days earlier, a murder argument against the wrestler was rejected by a Pennsylvania judge. WWE telecaster Jim Ross tweeted that Snuka had been fighting stomach growth. Snuka’s little girl, Tamina, additionally a wrestler, posted a photograph on Instagram Sunday of her hand getting a handle on her dad’s with the inscription “I LOVE YOU DAD.”
Lehigh County Judge Kelly Banach rejected the murder argument against the resigned WWE star after the resistance said he had dementia, was in hospice in Florida and had six months to live. Snuka was accused in 2015 of third-degree kill and automatic homicide in the passing of Nancy Argentino, whose body was discovered over three decades before in their Whitehall Township, Pa. lodging room. Prosecutors claim she was beaten, while Snuka kept up she passed on from a fall.
Banach had initially decided the previous summer that Snuka was not able to stand trial after his lawyer contended the ex-competitor experiences dementia, somewhat because of the head injury managed over a long vocation in the ring. Prosecutors countered that Snuka’s mind hints at ordinary maturing and proposed he may fake manifestations.
At a listening to a month ago to re-assess Snuka’s mental wellness, Snuka’s better half told the judge that the family battles to keep him from leaving home amid episodes of psychosis in which he supposes he’s late for a wrestling match. Banach then set aside opportunity to audit Snuka’s therapeutic records before decision.
Kirwan said Snuka died “due to complications from his ongoing medical problems. The family is simply heartbroken. It’s been a long journey. They are grateful to the judge for dismissing the charges against him.”
Kirwan included that he trusts his customer’s name will in the long run be cleared. Snuka, a local of Fiji who beforehand lived in Camden County, N.J., was known on the wrestling circuit for plunging from the ropes. He was drafted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996.