Mae Young was reportedly hospitalized on Dec. 31, then moved to hospice care. Her death had been incorrectly reported in the days after. The WWE did not give a cause of death.
Johnnie Mae Young was born in Oklahoma in 1923, Young began her professional wrestling career in the 40’s and remained active into late last year, making her the only wrestler to have competed in eight different decades. In a statement, WWE called Young the “oldest living squared circle personality.”