Former WWE wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka died on Sunday, two weeks after a murder case against him was dismissed by the court.
Snuka was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2016, amid charges that he had a role in the death of Nancy Argentino, his girlfriend in 1983.
Authorities arrested Snuka in 2016 and charged him with involuntary manslaughter. A judge, however, ruled that he was unfit to stand trial because of his heath ailments.
The murder charges capped a controversial career that saw Snuka rise to the heights of the professional wrestling business, one of the biggest stars of the 1980s. Snuka was known for his iconic “Superfly” splash of the top rope, and was involved in memorable feuds with “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the Magnificent Muraco and Bob Backlund. He also appeared in the corner of Hulk Hogan and Mr. T at the first Wrestlemania.
The WWE acknowledged his death on its Website and social media.
— WWE (@WWE) January 16, 2017