Is Brian Adams Living or Dead?

Has American professional wrestler Brian Adams died? Or is he still alive?

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American professional wrestler

Brian Adams is ...

Born 14 Apr 1964 in Kailua
Died 13 Aug 2007 in Tampa
Age43 years, 3 months
Height2.01m (6 ft, 7 in)
Brian Adams
Brian Adams
Brian Adams with Paul Billets

About Brian Adams

Brian Keith Adams (April 14, 1964 – August 13, 2007) was an American professional wrestler. Adams is well known for his time with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), under the name Crush, and for World Championship Wrestling (WCW) under his real name Brian Adams. Trained in Japan by Antonio Inoki, he was a two-time WCW World Tag Team Champion and a one-time WWF Tag Team Champion and a one-time AJPW World Tag Team Champion, among other titles and accomplishments. In 2002, he briefly tried a career in boxing until he was forced to retire due to back and shoulder injuries. He died of accidental respiratory failure from a combination of buprenorphine, carisoprodol, chlordiazepoxide and alprazolam.

He is also known as Crush, Brian Keith Adams and Kona Crush.


On August 13, 2007, Adams was found unconscious in his bed by his youngest son (age 7) at their Tampa, Florida home. His son called 911, but Adams was pronounced dead by paramedics when they arrived. The medical examiner concluded that he died as a result of mixing the painkiller buprenorphine with the muscle relaxant carisoprodol and the sedatives chlordiazepoxide and alprazolam. The coroner determined the drugs in his system were individually at therapeutic levels, but their combination impeded his respiratory system enough to kill him. He was 43 years old.


Brian Adams has worked on the following films: