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Indie wrestler Danny Havoc dead at age 34; wrestling reacts

Another hit to a wrestling community still processing the deaths of Shad Gaspard and Hana Kimura, as GCW has announced the death of Danny Havoc. Havoc, whose real name was Grant Berkland, was 34 years old.

The Iowa native had been wrestling since 2005. In addition to GCW, Havoc was known for his work with CZW & IWA Mid-South, and in Japan. He was famous for the death match style CZW is known for, and was at one point one of the promotion’s top stars. Along with Sami Callihan, he main-evented their marquee show, Cage of Death, in 2009.

Last year, Berkland’s career was covered on the Vice TV documentary series The Wrestlers. It included working and interacting with a lot of familiar names, many of whom have been reacting to the news of his death on social media:

Berkland’s wife Brianne died earlier this year at age 27. There is no official word on his cause of death.

On behalf of the entire Cageside Seats community, we extend our love & support to everyone hurting from the loss of another life too soon.

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