Owen Hart was a famous wrestler that fell to his death during a wrestling match. Hart tragically died on May 23, 1999 when an equipment malfunction occurred during his entrance from the rafters of the Kemper Arena in Missouri at the WWF Over the Edge Pay Per View event.
While this was not a WWE death, but a WWF death, it made many wrestling promoters rethink the safety and precautions taken in the ring. This was not a WWE death, nevertheless, it spurned the WWE, WWF and other wrestling promoters to make changes, as well as to encourage professional wrestling consumers and companies to consider the well-being of its wrestlers.
Owen Hart was born in 1965. He was a Canadian wrestler who worked for several wrestling promoters, including Stampede Wrestling, New Japan Pro Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation. Hart was born in Calgary Alberta. His father was a wrestling promoter. Hart was a 2 time Intercontinental Champion, 1 time European Champion and a 4 time World Tag Team Champion in the WWF, as well as the winner of the 1994 WWF King of the Ring. He had a brief reign as the USWA World Champion while under under contract to the WWF and was a frequent challenger for the WWF Championship.