Melissa Coates, better known as Super Genie, a former WWE star, died tragically at the age of 50. The cause of death for the former bodybuilder, wrestler, and manager has not been disclosed.
Her Facebook friend broke the news, writing, “This may be the hardest post I have ever made… Terry ‘Sabu’ Brunk just informed me that Super Genie Melissa Coates died this afternoon.
“I also have spoken to her brother, JR Coates and niece, Cassi. They told me to post this sad news…
“Sabu will not be taking calls and please respect their privacy at this time. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers.”
The Cauliflower Alley Club, a non-profit organization that cares for former professional wrestlers, confirmed the news as well.
They tweeted: “Everyone here at the CAC is deeply saddened to hear the news that Super Genie Melissa Coates has passed away.
“We send out our sincerest condolences to her family, friends and fans. May they find comfort in the memories left behind during this most difficult time. R.I.P. Melissa.”
A GoFundMe page was set up in October after she had to have her leg amputated because the ‘arteries supplying blood to her left lower leg were completely obstructed by blood clots.’