Bob Miller, known to the wrestling world as Bushwhacker Butch, has passed away at the age of 78. His former wrestling partner, Brian Wickens (also known as Bushwhacker Luke), announced the news on Instagram on April 3rd.
According to Luke, Butch had arrived in Los Angeles for Wrestlemania when he was taken to the hospital due to a medication issue. The cause of his death has not been identified at the time of this writing.
Butch began his wrestling career in 1964 in New Zealand and later teamed up with Luke, with whom he won multiple championships. They were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015.
Butch retired in the early 2000s, but he and Luke reunited in 2021 for fan events. The wrestling community has been tweeting their condolences since his passing.
Butch will be remembered fondly by his friends, family, and fans in the wrestling world.