Emile Duprée cause of death: What happened to Emile Duprée? – The death of Emile Duprée, a Canadian professional wrestler and promoter was reported on September 17, 2023. Dupree died at the age of 86. However, a cause of death is yet to be revealed.
Born Emile Goguen on October 20, 1936, Dupree began wrestling back in the 1950s & wrestled many fellow wrestling legends such as Dusty Rhodes, Killer Kowalski, Arnold Skaaland, Pat Patterson, “Classy” Freddy Blassie, Rocky Johnson, Leo Burke, The Cuban Assassin & many others, as well as running his own territory “Grand Prix Wrestling” which saw the likes of Andre the Giant, Ric Flair, Randy Savage, Harley Race, Edge & Christian wrestle there.
In the 1970s, Duprée launched his own professional wrestling promotion, Grand Prix Wrestling, which operated throughout the eastern portion of Canada. Through his work as a promoter, Dupree brought in the likes of Andre the Giant, Rocky Johnson, Sexton Hardcastle (aka Edge), and Christian.
Duprée retired from wrestling in 1988, but he remained involved in the business, following his son René’s career. René Duprée wrestled for WWE from 2003 to 2007, winning the World Tag Team Championship once.
Emile Duprée was a respected figure in the professional wrestling business. He was known for his work ethic, his dedication to the sport, and his ability to put on entertaining matches.