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British pro wrestler Adrian ‘Lionheart’ McCallum dies aged 36

British pro wrestler Adrian ‘Lionheart’ McCallum dies aged 36 after tweeting: ‘One day you will eat your last meal, You will smell your last flower, you will hug your friend for the last time’

  • Adrian ‘Lionheart’ McCallum died on Wednesday after posting on his Twitter 
  • He tweeted a harrowing final message from Ricky Gervais’ comedy ‘After Life’
  • Lionheart, from Ayr, Scotland, had been a top wrestler for the last 10 years 

Adrian ‘Lionheart’ McCallum died on Wednesday

Professional wrestler Adrian ‘Lionheart’ McCallum died on Wednesday, just hours after posting a haunting final tweet.

The 36-year-old former world champion posted a cryptic final message to his 14,000 Twitter followers seemingly foreshadowing his own death.   

‘One day you will eat your last meal, you will hug your friend for the last time’, he said.

‘You might not know it’s the last time, that’s why you must do everything you love with passion.’ 

The chilling message is a quote from Ricky Gervais’ Netflix comedy ‘After Life’ and was said by Gervais’ character, Tony Johnson, while he mourns the death of his wife.

After his death, Insane Championship Wrestling (ICW) confirmed his tragic passing on their official social media accounts. 

Lionheart, from Ayr, Scotland, had been a top wrestler for the last 10 years and was the wrestling firm’s current world heavyweight champion. 

Hours before his death he posted a harrowing final message to his 14,000 Twitter followers

Hours before his death he posted a harrowing final message to his 14,000 Twitter followers

The message is a quote from Ricky Gervais' Netflix comedy 'After Life' and was said by Gervais' character, Tony Johnson, while he mourns the death of his wife

The message is a quote from Ricky Gervais’ Netflix comedy ‘After Life’ and was said by Gervais’ character, Tony Johnson, while he mourns the death of his wife

He had previously appeared on WWE and TNA having risen to become one of Britain’s most famous wrestlers.  

His co-stars paid tribute to Lionheart on Wednesday. 

Grado wrote: ‘Love you my brother. The Champ. RIP @LionheartUK – we will never ever forget you.

‘Thank you for everything you done for the British wrestling scene… but more importantly for being our pal.’

The ICW said: ‘We are heartbroken to learn of the tragic death of ICW World Heavyweight Champion, Adrian ‘Lionheart’ McCallum.

‘Adrian was a mainstay of ICW and British professional wrestling. Most importantly, he was our friend.

‘His passing leaves a huge hole in the lives of those who knew him. Please respect his family’s privacy at this time.’

His cause of death is not yet known.

Lionheart previously featured in the WWE and TNA having risen to become one of Britain's most famous wrestlers

Lionheart previously featured in the WWE and TNA having risen to become one of Britain's most famous wrestlers

Lionheart previously featured in the WWE and TNA having risen to become one of Britain’s most famous wrestlers

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