Best known for his role in Jackass 3D, Stevie Lee, who was also a popular wrestler has died at home aged 54.
Confirming the news, his family said that he had died “unexpectedly” in his home on Wednesday morning, September 9.
Also known by his stage name of “Puppet The Psycho Dwarf”, Impact Wrestling (TNA) paid tribute to the star in a statement on Twitter which read: “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”.
Adding: “We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family”.
Tributes have poured in on social media, with fans describing Lee as “a legend” and “one of the toughest guys ever”.
A GoFundMe page has since been set up by Stevie’s family to raise money to help pay for his funeral costs.
The page has a target of $5,000 with a description that 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!”.
Such tragic news, RIP Stevie.
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