Wrestler and Jackass star ‘Stevie Lee Richardson’ is dead: Tributes pour out for Puppet The Psycho Dwarf

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Stevie Lee Richardson
Stevie Lee Richardson
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The wrestling world is mourning another loss as Stevie Lee Richardson has died.

The former TNA Wrestling star – best known for his run with the promotion as Puppet The Psycho Dwarf – sadly died ‘unexpectedly’ this week, and a GoFundMe has been set up in his honour to help his family with funeral costs.

The statement on the site reads:

‘Steve “Puppet The Psycho Dwarf” Lee Richardson unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at his home in the morning. ‘He was beloved by many and has many friends that were family, fans that adored him, but only his brother Jim left to take care of final arrangements. Puppet has put smiles across the world with his hardcore attitude and lifestyle. ‘He is a legend in the art of Midget Wrestling. He needs our help to give him one last curtain call. Please donate what you can, share his memories with everyone, and share this fundraiser to give the Psycho Dwarf the best resting place possible.

‘All proceeds will be given to Jim Richardson to handle the services/burial costs. Thank you all so much and Puppet, we love you brother!’

IMPACT Wrestling – which changed its name from TNA in 2017 – has led the tributes on social media. The company’s official Twitter account posted a gif of Puppet, and wrote:

‘It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Stevie Lee, better known as “Puppet The Psycho Dwarf” in the early days of TNA.

‘We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family.’

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