Unquestionably one of the greatest Canadian wrestlers and best working heels of all time, Gene Kiniski, sadly passed away this morning after a lengthy, gruelling battle with cancer at the age of 81. He was one of the top stars in the business from the mid 1950s, through the 1960s and well into the 1970s. It's a shame his life ended in such pain.
Dave Meltzer gives more details of Kiniski's career here in this nice mini biography.
Canadian wrestling historian Greg Oliver has an excellent in depth piece here with lots of interesting quotes by Kiniski based on past interviews.
Finally, Greg Oliver also gives some personal recollections from knowing Gene Kiniski here.