Canadian star and wrestling legend Jacques Rougeau Sr, passed away July 1st at the age of 89.
Rougeau began his wrestling career in 1955. It stretched across multiple decades and continents. His name is synonymous with Canadian wrestling. From NFW Buffalo in New York to the Far East with New Japan Pro Wrestling, Rougeau travled the globe to pave his way and cement his name in the record books.
Rougeau's family issued this statement to the public,
"It is with sadness and sorrow that we announced the death of Mr. Jacques Rougeau yesterday, July 1st, 2019, at the age of 89 years. He has struggled for some time with pulmonary fibrosis, but he has gone quietly, we loved him so much. This love is also shared with the public. In the company of his brother Jean, it is sunny in the four corners of Quebec, especially in the 60s and 70s. While the Quebec landscape was suspended several years and it was important to share it with those who follow, that we love, that we love in his public career. There is a name that resonates so much in this environment and these three sons, Raymond, Jacques and Armand, one of his daughters, Joanne, whom three of his grandchildren walked, he passed, every day, the middle of the fight at one time or another. But he was a popular wrestler, he was a husband, a father, a grandfather and a great-grandfather just as much loved and esteemed. He was the quiet strength of our family and his departure is and will be very painful. Friends of the media and wrestlers, we thank you for the love you gave him, that you were assured that this feeling was shared."
We here at Wrestling News Source, extend our thoughts and condolences to the Rougeau family.