Full Details On The Tragic Self-Inflicted Death Of Mike Graham

The tragic details behind the self-inflicted death of Mike Graham have emerged after authorities released their incident report.

According to police, Graham was found dead by his wife, Diane Hamilton, on the night of Thursday, October 18, 2012. Police and paramedics responded to a 911 call at 8:47 PM ET. Graham's wife told police her husband had been threatening suicide for the last two years over the suicide of his son, Steven Gossett, two years ago during Biketoberfest.

A Freedom Arms .22 caliber revolver was found next to Graham's body, which was "lying face up on the bed with a gunshot wound to the forehead."

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  • mjledesma

    That is sad.

  • Sam Anderson

    I don’t mean to be rude because this is a horrible tragedy, but what did he do again?

    • kbunyon

      He was a wrestler who competed and tagged with a number of big name wrestlers. From what I've read he was well loved by many.


    • ericdraven86

      He was Eddie Graham's son. He was a pretty decent draw back in the days of wrestling territories. I think he was on the booking team in early WCW at one time, but I could be wrong.

      He was also one of the original members of the "Legends of Wrestling" roundtable on WWE 24/7.

    • _JIM_

      He worked as an agent, I believe, for WCW until their doors closed in 2001 from what I’ve read about him since his death. He was also a pretty big draw back in the 70’s and 80’s in Florida and some of the other southern territories. His Dad was a big deal promoter in Florida and was a very big name in the business. His father was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame a few years back, and Mike did the inducting. Mike was also a frequent panel member on WWE’s Legend’s of Wrestling Roundtable discussions that are on WWE On Demand. He was a really well liked guy by a lot of people in the business. He also had a lot to do with bringing Hulk Hogan into WCW after his initial run with the WWF. Which was by far the biggest, and definitely the most publisized signing in the history of pro-wresting. That move alone got the ball rolling for WCW to take over the business for quite awhile and nearly putting WWF/E out of business. Mike had a lot to do with making that deal happen because he was a good friend of Hogan’s from what I’ve read. He will be missed by many people and was a really nice guy. It’s a shame that he followed his son to an early death. I feel horrible for his wife. First she loses her Son to suicide, and now her Husband in the same manner. It’s just all around a very very sad situation…

  • Tex

    The Graham name was just his ring name–Gossett was his real last name. His father also committed suicide by shooting himself. Really sad.

  • KVB

    Too bad… never really knew anything about this guy but it is sad none the less. With all the suicide and over dose in wrestling/hockey all sports does anyone really want to be an athlete/preformer???? I don't know seems like a bad omen.