Louie Dondero Biography
Louie Dondero was a wrestler who was best known as the longtime partner of the late Pat Patterson, a Canadian–American professional wrestler.
Dondero and Patterson were together for 40 years until the time of his death.
Louie Dondero Age
It is not known how old Dondero was at the time of his death since his date and year of birth were unknown.
Louie Dondero Pat Patterson
Dondero was in a relationship and dating fellow wrestler Pat Patterson. The couple met in the early ’60s while Pat was working for Tony Santo’s Big Time Wrestling promotion.
He and Pat began dating then and stayed together for 40 years until Dondero’s death in 1998.
Although his sexuality has been long known to the public, Pat came out as gay publicly in a 2014 episode of the WWE reality show Legends’ House.
Louie Dondero Death
Dondero died on June 28, 1998, after being together with Pat for 40 years. He died the same night the Undertaker threw Mick Foley from the top of the Hell in a Cell cage.
In his 2016 memoir, Accepted: How the First Gay Superstar Changed WWE, Pat recalled how Foley consoled him “while his tooth still hung by his nose.”
He also went ahead to talk about his late partner saying; “Louie has been gone for more than fifteen years now and I am still close with his brothers and sister as well as our nieces and nephews. They are my family.”
Louie Dondero Cause of Death
Dondero died of a heart attack on June 28, 1998.