Multiple sites are reporting that Edouard Carpentier, 84, passed away on Saturday night on in a hospital in Montreal. One of the biggest stars in Montreal's rich wrestling history, he was an impressively acrobatic high flyer before they were common, as well as a kinda sorta former NWA and AWA World Heavyweight Champion. His last run in the business was as an announcer on the WWF's French language broadcasts. My friend Greg Oliver at Slam! Wrestling has an excellent obituary up, doing the subject justice better than I could.
Here are some silent film clips of him against fellow all-time great Buddy Rogers: