Johnny Rodz, Charles Wright (a/k/a Papa Shango), Mickie Knuckles and Mike Bennett celebrate birthdays today.
Emile ‘King Kong’ Czaja died at the age of 61 on this day in 1970, and Andy Kaufman was 35 when he passed in 1984. Little Coco passed away when he was 40 on this day in 1993. Shoichi Arai died at 36 on this day in 2002, and Alex ‘Big Dick Dudley’ Rizzo was 34 when he passed that same day. Ricky Cortez died at the age of 83 on this day in 2008.