Found November 30, 2012 on WZR Online:
The NWA has issued the following statement on the death of “Freebird” Buddy Roberts, who as previously reported passed away earlier this week: The National Wrestling Alliance is saddened to learn of the death of Buddy Roberts, a legendary journeyman who wrestled in probably every territory in the world during his career. Starting his career in Hamilton, Ontario under his real name, Dale Hey, he trained and became close friends with Red McNulty, who later morphed into “the Russian Bear” Ivan Koloff. Getting booked in Calgary for Stu Hart through Koloff’s recommendation, Buddy Roberts’ career was off to a great start. Roberts initially formed a phenomenal tag-team with Jerry Brown in the Tri-States area called the “Hollywood Blondes,” then took the team on the road to Montreal, Canada where they teamed for the Grand Prix Wrestling Promotion headed by the Vachons. It was in Montreal where the Hollywood Blondes acquired Sir Oliver Humperdink as a manager and the partnership was box offi...
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