Bobby Eaton, Member Of Legendary 'Midnight Express' Tag Team, Dead At 62
By Jason Hall
August 5, 2021
Legendary wrestler 'Beautiful' Bobby Eaton has died at the age of 62.
Eaton, a native of Huntsville, Alabama, is best remembered as one half of the tag team 'The Midnight Express' alongside fellow Alabama native Dennis Condrey and later Stan Lane, managed by Jim Cornette in various NWA promotions, as well as his later run with the Dangerous Alliance in WCW.
Eaton is widely regarded as one of the greatest tag team and technical wrestlers of all time, having won tag team championships for various promotions and inspiring many duos from later generations.
Eaton's sister, Debbie Eaton Lewis, confirmed her brother's death on Facebook, though a cause of death is unknown as of Thursday (April 5) morning.
"I never wanted to have to post this ,but my Little Brother Beautiful Bobby Eaton passed away last night," Lewis posted Thursday morning. "When i find out all the details i will post them. Bobby was the kindest, loving person you would ever meet. I loved him so much and going to miss him."
Lewis confirmed Eaton was found dead by his daughter, Taryn, who had also lost her mother "a little over a month ago."
Numerous wrestlers and wrestling promotions shared tributes to Eaton after news of his passing Thursday morning.
This is the hardest post to make . Anymore it’s almost daily I hear the passing of a friend a brother in the ring . I just got word one of Wrestling’s best ever in the ring and out . Beautiful Bobby Eaton has passed away . We all love Bobby! #RIPBobbyEaton pic.twitter.com/mWDlbayBDi— Bobby Fulton (@TheBobbyFulton) August 5, 2021
Bobby Eaton is a man with a professional reputation you aspire to build & a personal reputation you hope those you care for have about you. A MASTER of our craft and one of the nicest men I’ve had the pleasure to meet. My condolences to his family, my gratitude for the memories— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) August 5, 2021