From Larry Goodman:
Ron Bass passed away today at the age of 68 due to peritonitis secondary to a ruptured appendix. Bass delayed getting treatment as he did not recognize the seriousness of his condition.
Bass wrestled for almost every major promotion during a career that spanned from 1971 to 1989. He had his greatest main event success for Florida Championship Wrestling in the early 80s feuding with Dusty Rhodes and Barry Windham. He went on to team with Black Bart as the Longriders in Florida and for Jim Crockett Promotions. Bass finished his career with a WWF run feuding with Brutus Beefcake and Junkyard Dog.
Bass discussed his career on the December 7 edition of the Tipping Point