June 05, 2023

Superstar Billy Graham Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Wiki & More

Updated On : May 19, 2023

Short Biography

Superstar Billy Graham was born on 07-06-1943 in Phoenix in the state of Arizona, United States as Eldridge Wayne Coleman. He was an American Wrestler, Bodybuilder, Wrestling Announcer, Wrestling Manager & Wrestling Coach who trained under Stu Hart & made his professional wrestling debut on 16-01-1970 against Dan Kroffat.

Other Name: Eldridge Wayne Coleman, Wayne Coleman, Billy Graham, Superstar
Other Professions: Bodybuilder Wrestling Announcer Wrestling Manager Wrestling Coach
Appearance: WWE WWF

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

Superstar Billy Graham died at the age of 79 on 17-05-2023 at a hospital in Phoenix, US. He had a liver transplant due to cirrhosis in 2002 and after that, he received so many health issues and was hospitalized so many times. In Jan 2023, he had a skull & ear infection and was hospitalized and after that, his health was going worsened. Finally, he took his last breath on 17-05-2023 at a hospital in Phoenix.

DEATHDAY 17 May,2023 (Wednesday)
DEATH PLACE Phoenix, Arizona

Superstar Billy Graham Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Eldridge John Coleman
Mother Juanita Bingaman
Brothers Jerry Graham, Luke Graham, Eddie Graham
Sister Not Known
Spouse Debra Mitchum (1966-1976), Valerie Irwin (1981-2023 till his death)
Son Joey Graham
Daughter Capella Graham

He was born to Eldridge John Coleman and Juanita Bingaman. He had three brothers named Jerry Graham, Luke Graham & Eddie Graham. All of his brothers were professional wrestlers and they also were known as Graham Brothers. He married Debra Mitchum on 08-04-1966. Together they had a daughter named Capella Graham who was born on 08-06-1972 and a son named Joey Graham who was born on 18-03-1975. They got divorced on 10-08-1976. He remarried Valerie Irwin on 16-07-1981.

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Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Superstar Billy Graham

  • He started weightlifting in the fifth grade after inspiring by John Grimek & Steve Reeves.
  • He participated in the 1959 Golden Gloves boxing championship.
  • He served in many nightclubs as a bouncer.
  • In 1968, he started workout at Gold's Gym in Santa Monica, where he met Arnold Schwarzenegger, Franco Columbu & Dave Draper.
  • He played two football matches for CFL's Calgary Stampeders in 1969.
  • He got his professional wrestling training under Stu Hart.
  • He made his professional wrestling debut against Dan Kroffat on 16-01-1970.
  • Before entering the world of professional wrestling, Graham was a successful bodybuilder. He won the Mr. America title in 1970 and the Mr. Universe title in 1972.
  • In 1977, he became the 1st wrestler to hold the WWWF (now WWE) Heavyweight Championship for over a year. His reign lasted for an impressive 296 days.
  • He retired from professional wrestling in 1987, having competed for just over a decade.
  • After his retirement, he underwent a spiritual transformation and became a born-again Christian. He started preaching and sharing his faith with others.
  • In 2006, he released his autobiography titled Tangled Ropes. The book provides an intimate look into his life, both inside and outside the wrestling ring.
  • He appeared the small roles in films like 'Paradise Alley' and 'Fist Fighter'.
  • He became the inspiration of Hulk Hogan, even Hogan adopted Graham's charismatic style and used some of his famous catchphrases.
  • He was known for his flamboyant and larger-than-life persona. He often dyed his hair and beard in vibrant colors, which became his trademark look.

Superstar Billy Graham Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Superstar Billy Graham was 79 years 11 months & 10 days old age.