While his official time of death was determined to have occurred a few days earlier, it was January 10, 2010, that police would find the body of former professional wrestler Tony Halme in his apartment in Finland, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Halme is also recognized by mixed martial arts (MMA) fans as the debut opponent for five-time UFC Champion Randy Couture, who submitted "The Viking" via rear-naked choke at UFC 13: "The Ultimate Force," back on May 30, 1997.
The loss would be Halme's fourth straight after an unsuccessful stint that saw him go 0-3 in Japan's RINGS promotion. Prior to that, the 6' 4" Finnish Heavyweight Boxing Champion enjoyed a wrestling career from 1990-1995.
Aside from his work in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), the former member of Finnish Parliament would become known to stateside fans as the brooding "Ludvig Borga" in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).
See him end Tatanka's winning streak:
Any Cagesiders out there remember Halme's brief run in the WWF?