Melanie Pillman, who carried the legacy of her husband, the late pro wrestler Brian Pillman, has passed away! This indeed is a sad moment in the world of wrestling, for the Pillman legacy may now be forever forgotten.
So, who was Brian Pillman’s wife? This “Melanie Pillman Bio” is all you need.
Melanie Pillman Cause Of Death
It was June 2, 2022, when Melanie Pillman left this world. But the news about her death was revealed by her son, Brian Pillman Jr, only a day later, through an IG post captioned, “Yesterday at approximately 1:00 pm my mother, Melanie Pillman, was pronounced dead.”
Although Brian didn’t state the cause of his mother’s death, he hinted that Melanie’s addiction struggles over the years had to do with her passing. “Her death, while unexpected, was not surprising,” he remarked before adding that “Her lifestyle choices that dominated the better part of the last 25 years of her life had ultimately caught up with her.”
Also, sharing insights into his relationship with his mother, Brian mentioned that it definitely wasn’t the best but he was working to improve it.
And it’s true. Brian’s a Twitch streamer and Melanie would always tune into his streams and interact with his fans, often sharing old stories with them about her late husband Brian and the wrestling business
“I regret not trying harder to break her of her bad habits and help her get the help she needed,” Brian added. He regrets not giving her the time of day when she was trying so hard to be in his life again. He regrets not texting her back, not trying harder to break her of her bad habits, and helping her get the help she needed.
It seems that although Brian had initially built up his resentment towards her, he was proud of her for taking part in the DSOTR (Dark Side of the Ring) documentary and sharing the truth about their family story — which was also the beginning of the mother-son mending their relationship.
The last time Brian saw Melanie was when she came over to Linda’s house to drop off some trading cards. He had met her outside, accepted the gift, hugged her, and sent her away. To this day, Brian still regrets not sitting down with her for a little bit or going to grab lunch with her.
Melanie Pillman Age At The Time Of Her Death
Melanie Pillman was 56 years of age at the time of her death.
She was preceded in death by her 4-year-older-husband, Brian Pillman, the wrestling star. He passed away at the age of 35 in October 1997 due to heart disease, a condition that killed Brian’s father when he was three months old.
Brian And Melanie Pillman Marriage
Melanie Pillman married the love of her life, Brian Pillman, in 1993.
The two share two kids, Brian Jr. and Skylar King.
However, they went on to take care of six kids in total — 2 more from Melanie’s previous relationship (Alexis and Jesse), 1 adopted daughter from Brian’s past relationship, and 1 adopted daughter (Brittany) from Melanie’s previous relationship.
Sadly, her daughter Alexis Reed (29 at the time) has already passed away.
As for Melanie’s other daughter Brittany Pillman, she was doing well for herself as a designer at Beauty 4 Ashes Design. The last we checked, she was married to Trey Evans.
Trivia: Melanie got a chance to be a grandmother in September 2021. Asher William Evans was her first grandchild, born to Brittany and Trey.
Was Melanie Pillman Married At The Time Of Her Death?
Melanie Pillman wasn’t married at the time of her death. Even her FB relationship status at the time labeled her as “Widowed.”
However, there were reports that Melanie went on to marry Steven Michael King after Brian passed away. Sadly, we have no details on them.
Melanie Pillman Career
Melanie Pillman was a freelancer based in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. Also, before the time of her death, she worked as a talent agent at Continental Theatrical Agency Inc.
Besides this, Melanie also reportedly built a career in modeling and acting. No wonder, she gave quite a show on WWF in Your House 16: Canadian Stampede (1997), WWE Raw (1997), The Bret Hart Story: The Best There Is, the Best There Was, the Best There Ever Will Be (2005), Hart and Soul: The Hart Family Anthology (2010), and Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time (2005).
However, many consider her “act” on WWE Raw to be one of the most controversial acts to have ever gone down.
“Rewatching the interview, literally 24 hours after Pillman died, and I just felt like it was distasteful to have her on for an interview. it was also interesting that she talked about pain killer addiction within pro sports,” a fan opinioned.
Did you know: Melanie admitted to blowing up the family’s money after addiction.
Melanie Pillman Height
Melanie Pillman was 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) tall.
What Was Melanie Pillman Maiden Name?
Melanie’s maiden name is “Lawrence.”
Her full name is Melanie Diane Lawrence.
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Where Was Melanie Pillman Born?
Melanie was born in Doraville or Lawrenceville, Georgia on September 23, 1965.
But she took her last breath in Erlanger, KY.