Dean Hart

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Dean Hart
Dean Hart.jpg
Born (1954-01-03)January 3, 1954
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Died November 21, 1990(1990-11-21) (aged 36)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Dean Hart
Trained by Stu Hart
Debut 1973

Dean Harry Anthony Hart (January 3, 1954 – November 21, 1990)[1] was a Canadian professional wrestler, referee and member of the Hart family who wrestled in Canadian regional promotions during the 1970s and 1980s, most notably in the Calgary-based Stampede Wrestling. His daughter Farrah Hart was born in April 1990.


Born to Stu and Helen Hart, Dean Hart began wrestling in his father's Stampede Wrestling promotion along with younger brothers Bret and Owen Hart during the 1970s and 80s and was later associated with Peter Maivia's Hawaii promotion. He was of Greek descent through his maternal grandparents.[2]

He suffered serious injuries when struck by a city bus. Diagnosed with Bright's disease during the late 1980s, he eventually died of kidney disease on November 21, 1990 at the Hart family mansion.[3] His death was the day before the WWF Survivor Series that year, and commentator Roddy Piper stated that Bret dedicated his match to Dean.

Hart was the first of the Hart family to suffer an early death. His sister, Diana Hart, stated in her book that had any members of the Hart family been tested as a compatible donor, a kidney transplant might have saved his life. However, this option was never discussed by the family.[4]

Further reading[edit]

  • Billington, Tom and Alison Coleman. Pure Dynamite: The Price you Pay for Wrestling Stardom. Winding Stair Press, 2001. ISBN 1-55366-084-6
  • McCoy, Heath. Pain and Passion: The History of Stampede Wrestling. Toronto: CanWest Books, 2005. ISBN 0-9736719-8-X

Championships and Accomplishments[edit]


  1. ^ Will, Gary (2003). "Gary Will's Wrestling History: Deceased Pro Wrestlers". 
  2. ^ Letawsky, Craig (2002-05-07). "Ask 411 - 5.07.02". 
  3. ^ Burnside, Iaine (2007-07-02). "Pulse Wrestling Answers #030". 
  4. ^ Hart, Diana; McLellan, Kirstie (2001). Under the Mat: Inside Wrestling's Greatest Family. Fenn. p. 200 pp. ISBN 1-55168-256-7. 

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