WWE Hall of Famer Bushwhacker Butch dies at age 78, days after falling ill in Los Angeles after arriving at WrestleMania
WWE Hall of Famer Bushwhacker Butch has passed away at the age of 78, his nephew Luke said in a Facebook statement.
“Our dear Bob is gone,” she said. Those we love never leave us. There are things that death cannot touch.
“We will always love you Uncle until we meet again.”
Butch – real name Bob Miller – arrived in Los Angeles for WrestleMania and fell ill soon after. GoFundMe was set up to help pay these medical bills but the exact issue has yet to be revealed.
Set up on Sunday, his description read: “We have some sad news to share with half the team — Bushwhacker Butch Miller has been hospitalized after arriving in Los Angeles for an autograph over Wrestle Mania weekend.
Butch arrived with his longtime friend and brother, Luke Williams. The duo had been together for over 50 years on the road and everyone was looking forward to this comeback.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015 as a member of the Bushwhackers.
“Late last night, I lost my friend, brother, and team partner of over 50 years with the passing of Bob ‘Butch’ Miller,” Luke wrote on Instagram Monday.
Since the early 70’s when we were little fellows wrestling with John Da Silva in New Zealand, my first impression of Bob ‘The Chest’ Miller (as he was called in those days) was that he was a top-notch redneck, and what a bloody redneck! But he was also a good guy and a great friend.
If you read my life story, you would say that I am only a child, but that would be wrong. In life I had a brother and his name was Bob Miller. I love you, Bob.