Earlier today, there were mixed reports regarding the death of John Sutton, better known by his in-ring name Sir Oliver Humperdink during his work with Jim Crockett Promotions, Florida Championship Wrestling and the WWF. According to the Facebook and Twitter accounts of NWA Wrestling, Humperdink was reported to have passed away. Since then, the tweets and status updates by NWA Wrestling have been taken down. Here is their tweet, retracting their original tweet falsely reporting his death: Our apologies to Sir Oliver Humperdink, his friends, his family, his fans for reporting the news of his death. Although extremely ill, he is still going! We send him our best.
We previously reported here on WrestleHeat.com that Sutton was told by his doctor that surgery to remove his cancer was no longer an option due to the his deteriorating health while battling pneumonia. He decided against undergoing chemotherapy and made the decision to enter hospice care, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.